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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] why does --rankfile need hostlist?
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-18 21:09:43

The two files have a slightly different format and completely different
meaning. The hostfile specifies how many slots are on a node. The rankfile
specifies a rank and what node/slot it is to be mapped onto.
Rankfiles can use relative node indexing and refer to nodes received from a
resource manager - i.e., without any hostfile.

So the files are intentionally quite different. Trying to combine them would
be rather ugly.

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 1:52 PM, Eugene Loh <Eugene.Loh_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> In order to use "mpirun --rankfile", I also need to specify hosts/hostlist.
> But that information is redundant with what I provide in the rankfile. So,
> from a user's point of view, this strikes me as broken. Yes? Should I file
> a ticket, or am I missing something here about this functionality?
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