Hello Community,

I have been struggling with this error for quite some time:

It looks like MPI_INIT failed for some reason; your parallel process is
likely to abort.  There are many reasons that a parallel process can
fail during MPI_INIT; some of which are due to configuration or environment
problems.  This failure appears to be an internal failure; here's some
additional information (which may only be relevant to an Open MPI

  orte_grpcomm_modex failed
  --> Returned "Data unpack would read past end of buffer" (-26) instead of "Success" (0)
mpirun has exited due to process rank 1 with PID 18945 on
node tik35x.ethz.ch exiting without calling "finalize". This may
have caused other processes in the application to be
terminated by signals sent by mpirun (as reported here).

I am running this on a cluster and this has started happening only after a recent rebuild of openmpi-1.4.3. Interestingly, I have the same version of openmpi on my PC, and the same application works fine.

I have looked into this error on the web, but there is very little discussion, on the causes, or how to correct it. I asked the admin to attempt a re-install of openmpi, but I am not sure whether this will solve the problem.

Can some one please help?

Thanks a lot.


Devendra Rai