I am doing some testing on a variety of 8-core nodes in which I just want to execute a couple of executables and have them distributed to the available cores without overlapping. Typically, this would be done with a parameter like -machinefile machines, but I have no idea what names to put into the machines file as this is a single node with two quad core cpu's. As I am launching the jobs sans scheduler, I need to specify what cores to run on I would think to keep from overscheduling some cores while others receive nothing to do at all.

Simple suggestions? Maybe Open MPI takes care of this detail for me?


Jeff Pummill