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From: Michael (mklus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-12 15:52:24

What is the status of LSF and OpenMPI?

I'm running on a major HPC system using GM & LSF and we have to use a
number of workarounds so that we can use OpenMPI. Specifically,
using the scripts on this system we have to have our csh file source
a file to set up the environment on the nodes. Using OpenMPI's
mpirun directly does not work because at the very minimum the hosts
to run on are not available to it, I had a work around but there it
seems that the environment is not passed to the nodes.

The notes from the support people indicate that the problem is that
openmpi's mpirun command doesn't recognize the "-gm-copy-env"
option. Does this mean anything to anyone?

                 Open MPI: 1.1.2
    Open MPI SVN revision: r12073

                 MCA btl: self (MCA v1.0, API v1.0, Component v1.1.2)
                  MCA btl: sm (MCA v1.0, API v1.0, Component v1.1.2)
                  MCA btl: gm (MCA v1.0, API v1.0, Component v1.1.2)
                  MCA btl: mvapi (MCA v1.0, API v1.0, Component v1.1.2)
                  MCA btl: tcp (MCA v1.0, API v1.0, Component v1.0)

Have there been any improvements in the compatibility of OpenMPI with
LSF since version 1.1.2?

Does anyone in the OpenMPI team have access to a system using the LSF
batch queueing system? Is an machine with Gm and LSF different yet?