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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Where to start with MPI on OSX?
From: Reuti (reuti_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-09 05:32:11

Am 09.11.2012 um 08:47 schrieb shiny knight:

> Thanks for your replies.
> I use Snow Leopard, running ompi_info returns an error (command not found).

I'm on this version too. Which version of Xcode do you use - "Xcode 3.2.6 and iOS SDK 4.3"? Attached is a small file which I can compile with the mentioned command.

$ mpicc demo.m -o demo -O0 -ObjC -framework Foundation -framework CoreLocation
$ mpiexec -np 2 ./demo

> I was looking for installers and I remember that I have installed MPICH2 if I recall correctly (I didn't knew about openMPI until today), so I have mpicc installed.
> Should I remove MPICH2 and install OpenMPI?


Different MPI implementations have to be installed in different locations and the paths set accordingly. Also note, that an application compiled with Open MPI can't be started with MPICH2 `mpiexec` and vice versa. Well, yes - it could be started but it will only run in serial in all instances like you can start any application with `mpiexec`. As `mpicc` is only a wrapper to provide additonal paths arguments to -I/-L/-l, all usual options apply. In principle MPI applications can also be compiled by a plain gcc, but then you have to take care of all the necessary libraries on your own.

-- Reuti

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