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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Fwd: How openmpi-1.6.3 using nodes which not LSF dispatch?
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-02 09:43:50

I'm afraid this doesn't make much sense to me. LSF has dispatched node1 and node2 - correct? It sounds like you have also given those names aliases that refer to their IB ports - generally a very bad practice, but let's set that aside for now.

If they are the same physical nodes, then the node name makes no difference - OMPI will see both TCP and IB on the node and use them. You can control which interfaces get used by simply telling OMPI on its command line:

mpirun -mca btl tcp,sm,self ... will use shared memory and TCP

mpirun -mca openib,sm,self ... will use IB and shared memory

Using host names to try and control which network gets used isn't going to work - the software is too smart to be fooled that way.

On Feb 2, 2013, at 6:33 AM, HM Li <lihm0_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Can you help me?
> The bnode1.bnode2 and node1,node2 are the hostnames of the same nodes corresponding to the InfiniBand and ethernet network respectively.
> The node1,node2 are the nodes declarated in
> In order to use the IB network, I have modified the lsf mpijob script, and modified the HOSTFILE containing the nodes which LSF dispatched from node to bnode.
> Then use "mpiexec -machinefile $HOSTFILE $COMMANDLINE" to run my jobs.
> But the job exits and shows:
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> A hostfile was provided that contains at least one node not
> present in the allocation:
> hostfile: /home/nic/hmli/.lsbatch/bhost23263.node1
> node: bnode2
> If you are operating in a resource-managed environment, then only
> nodes that are in the allocation can be used in the hostfile. You
> may find relative node syntax to be a useful alternative to
> specifying absolute node names see the orte_hosts man page for
> further information.
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> I don't want to change the hostname from node to bnode in
> Thank you very much.
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