Change In Behavior Running on Multiple Nodes_______________________________________________
Iíve recently tried running OpenMPI v1.6.4 on multiple nodes and have noticed a change in behavior that I donít understand. In OpenMPI version 1.4.x, 1.5.x and 1.6.1, I could run a job spanning two nodes as shown below. The procedure results in 8 processes running on the first node and 8 on the second node.
mpirun Ėhostfile mpimachines Ėn 1 host.exe : -n 15 node.exe
where the file mpimachines looks like:
In OpenMPI v1.6.2 and v1.6.4 (havenít tried v1.6.3) when I try to run the same way, all the processes start on node1 and none start on node2. Iíve noticed there are now runtime flags -bynode and Ėbyslot, but I havenít had any success with those. Iíve also tried changing the mpimachines file to look like:
node1 slots=8 max-slots=8
node2 slots=8 max-slots=8
When I tried this, I got a runtime error saying there were not enough slots in the system to satisfy the 15 slots that were requested by the application node.exe. I think there is a hint in here about my problem, but I havenít been able to figure out what it is yet.
Can anyone let me know how the process has changed with these newer versions of OpenMPI?
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