Hi Daniel

I had actually volunteered to do this once Apple provided me with the required Mac OSX Server license, but I honestly haven't had time to do so. We would welcome any patches you can provide!

The relevant code is located in orte/mca/plm/xgrid/src. I believe it currently compiles, but doesn't work - you'll need to verify that situation. To build the code, just add --with-xgrid to the configure line.

I believe the code contains comments from the prior developer, but I'll be happy to answer questions as to the required operations. The most critical file is plm_xgrid_module.m. Basically, the code creates some fake node entries required by ORTE, and then spawns the ORTE daemons. Once this is accomplished, ORTE will do the rest - all you need to do is get those daemons out there! :-)

Some of the required xgrid "glue" is in plm_xgrid_component.m, so please take a look at it too.

I think the ORTE stuff is right, but the xgrid interface is out-of-date.


On Sep 30, 2010, at 5:12 PM, Daniel Beatty wrote:

Greetings all,
I am working on obtaining a developer or time for myself to work on restoring support for MPI using Xgrid.  Do we have any documentation on the Xgrid supporting section of Open-MPI, and could you point out to me what sections of MPI that were providing the said support in the first place.  

Thank you,
Daniel Beatty
Computer Scientist, Detonation Sciences Branch
Code 474300D
2401 E. Pilot Plant Rd. M/S 1109
China Lake, CA 93555

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