We currently build 4 versions of Open-MPI for the various Fortran compilers: gfortran, Intel, Pathscale and PGI.

We modify the build so that the compiler name is part of the rpm filename.  For the final install of the package we end up with the following:


Users software environments are controlled via the Module package, thus a user will load her favorite flavor of compiler and Open-MPI module at login or some other time and LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PATH, etc, are set accordingly.

David Gunter
HPC-4: HPC Environments: Parallel Tools Team
Los Alamos National Laboratory

On Feb 13, 2007, at 10:03 AM, Steven A. DuChene wrote:

If we need to have a g95 version of openmpi and a second version built with
intel compilers, how do others usually handle this? We would like to do this
via rpms so we can easily push any changes out to the compute nodes
and try to eliminate any versioning problems. I was thinking a different rpm name
and different locations and then users would have to adjust environment
variables to use a particular build.

Is this how other sites have handled this?

Any suggestions or hists around this issue would be most appreciated.

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