On May 7, 2013, at 7:09 AM, Andrey Rubshtein <andrey.rubshtein@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I want to install OpenMPI on LSF cluster in our organization. I am not proficient with Linux/LSF, and some of my questions might be from lack of understanding of the system, and not related to OpenMPI directly.

So far I found these bits of information on the site of OpenMPI

1. OpenMPI support for 1.6 seems to be broken, and was fixed maybe in 1.7?
http://www.open-mpi.org/community/lists/users/2013/03/21640.php

It is indeed fixed in 1.7 - we will look at backporting a fix to 1.6


2. The installation on LSF is supposed to be easy:
http://www.open-mpi.org/faq/?category=building#build-rte-lsf

So I'm told - I've never tried it myself.



My questions are:

1. What is the latest stable version that is known to integrate in a native way with LSF?

I presume the 1.4 series

2. When building with LSF support, in what directory should I run the ./configure and makes scripts from? Should I be logined into one of the hosts of LSF cluster? 

You need to be on a node where LSF libraries have been installed so we can link against them

3. Will these scripts copy openmpi shared libraries into each host on the cluster? 

No - you either have to install to an NFS mount, or copy them yourself

4. Where will the mpi compiler be after the installation? What include pathes and libraries should I add to my C++ project to compile a simple MPI program?

It will be in whatever prefix you give to configure, under the "bin" subdirectory. There will be a wrapper compiler that you can use to build your program


Andrey
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