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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Xgrid an openmpi 1.2 and 1.5rc1
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-16 15:36:53

Where did you see that 1.5 works with xgrid? That support has been broken since the 1.2 series, unfortunately, so it would help to ensure we don't have stale docs out there to the contrary.

As for the 1.2 results, you are aware (I imagine) that OSX ships with the last 1.2 release already installed? You don't have to do anything to use it but run.

If you are getting peer timeouts, that is almost always a firewall issue. But I would try the factory-installed version first to be sure.

On Jun 16, 2010, at 1:14 PM, Charlie E. Strauss wrote:

> I'm new to openMPI. I'm trying to set it up for using xgrid. I have read
> that v1.3 and v1.4 are broken on OSX 10.5 and 10.6 although I have seen
> some discussions in the archives of this mail list saying some people have
> v1.4 running on 10.6.
> I have now compiled both openMPI 1.2 and openMPI1.5rc and neither of
> these is working for me with xgrid. Both of these say they work with
> xgrid.
> The failuremodes are different.
> Anyone know how to get a working install? I am building this on a OSX 10.5.8
> machine. THe xgrid controller is on a OSX 10.6 server machine. I have tried
> configuring with and without the --with-xgrid option.
> Behaviour of openMPI1.2
> $ /usr/local/openmpi/bin/mpirun -nolocal -n 2 /bin/hostname
> THe job appears in the xgrid queue, and the logs show it is running on a
> remote machine. However nothing ever happens and peeking in the xgrid
> results I see:
> $ xgrid -job results -id 8703
> [] [0,0,1]-[0,0,0] mca_oob_tcp_peer_complete_connect:
> connection failed: Operation timed out (60) - retrying
> [] [0,0,2]-[0,0,0] mca_oob_tcp_peer_complete_connect:
> connection failed: Operation timed out (60) - retrying
> Perhaps a firewall issue?
> Of course I'm more interested in getting the new openMPI1.5 working.
> When I run this, again I get an entry in the queue, and the job runs on a
> remote machine but I get a job failed message
> $ /usr/local/openmpi5/bin/mpirun -n 2 /bin/hostname
> $ xgrid -job results -id 8702
> [] Error: unknown option "-mca"
> ----
> Note I have NOT installed openMPI on any of the other computers in the
> grid. So perhaps that is the problem? If I did install it on other
> computers how would I tell mpirun where to find the path to the install
> point?
> ----
> Finally in both cases, I don't see any way to pass xgrid specific argument
> in on the mpi command line. An xgrid controller divides the agents into
> sets of logical grids and you need to specify which logical grid to submit
> the job to. In xgrid cli syntax one write "xgrid -gid 2" for grid 2.
> When I use openMPI all the jobs get sent to just the default grid which is
> the grid that xgrid uses if no gid is specified.
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