>Because communicating through shared memory when sending messages between processes on the same server is far faster than going through a network stack.
I see... But that is not good for diskless clusters. Am I right?
_______________________________________________assume processes are on a node (which has no disk). In this case, their communication go though network (from computing node to server) then IO and then network again (from server to computing node).Regards,
From: Jeff Squyres <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Mahmood Naderan <email@example.com>; Open MPI Users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2012 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [OMPI users] openmpi shared memory feature
On Oct 27, 2012, at 10:49 AM, Mahmood Naderan wrote:
> Why openmpi uses shared memory model?
Because communicating through shared memory when sending messages between processes on the same server is far faster than going through a network stack.
> this can be disabled though by setting "--mca ^sm".
> It seems that by default openmpi uses such feature (shared memory backing files) which is strange.
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