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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Distribute app over open mpi
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-06 22:26:39

I'm afraid we don't position binaries for you, though we have talked
about providing that capability. I have some code in the system that -
will- do it for certain special circumstances, but not in the general
case, and much of the required infrastructure exists in the code
today. I'm not sure how well that will do what you want.

There are a number of reasons why we don't do it (locating required
libraries, etc) - I think they have been reported on the user list
several times over the years.

On Nov 6, 2009, at 9:10 AM, Arnaud Westenberg wrote:

> Hi all,
> Sorry for the newbie question, but I'm having a hard time finding
> the answer, as I'm not even familiar with the terminology...
> I've setup a small cluster on Ubuntu (hardy) and everything is
> working great, including slurm etc. If I run the well known 'Pi'
> program I get the proper results returned from all the nodes.
> However, I'm looking for a way such that I wouldn't need to install
> the application on each node, nor on the shared nfs. Currently I get
> the obvious error that the app is not found on the nodes on which it
> isn't installed.
> The idea is that the master node would thus distribute the required
> (parts of the) program to the slave nodes so they can perform the
> assigned work.
> Reason is that I want to run an FEA package on a much larger
> (redhat) cluster we currently use for CDF calculations. I really
> don't want to mess up the cluster as we bought it already configured
> and compiling new versions of the FEA package on it turns out to be
> a missing library nightmare.
> Thanks for your help.
> Regards,
> Arnaud
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