Back in 2003 I had a script to run Nastran with LAM and SGE.  I no longer have SGE on

any of my systems, so I can’t verify it works now, but here is the script.


#! /bin/ksh


# sge_nast: SunGridEngine script to use with

#           MSC.Nastran V2001.0.9 and greater.


# Usage: qsub -pe $PAR_ENV $Nproc sge_nast


#Set input file, can be an argument, but hardcoded for this test:





#Set up hosts:



while read FILE


        NODE=`echo $FILE | awk '{ print $1}'`




# Remove leading ':'

HOSTS=`echo $HOSTS | sed 's/://'`


# Got hosts, now run Nastran:

nast2003t2 ${DAT} dmp=${NSLOTS} scr=yes bat=no hosts=$HOSTS


# End



Joe Griffin



From: [] On Behalf Of Pedro G
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 6:21 AM
To: Open MPI Users
Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Question about openmpi and msc nastran


Ok I will try it.


Thank you very much.



On 10/20/08, Reuti <> wrote:

Am 20.10.2008 um 14:17 schrieb Pedro G:

On 10/20/08, Reuti <> wrote: Hi,

Am 20.10.2008 um 12:18 schrieb Pedro G:

I would like to know if Msc Nastran supports openmpi.

I have been searching in google about Nastran and Openmpi but I couldn't find if it works or not.

Now I'm using lam/mpi for nastran parallel jobs, but I have some problems with lam, nastran and sge, so I'd like to upgrade to openmpi.

do you have the source code of the application? If you have only the binary compiled for LAM, then you can't do anything to change. You checked the LAM/MPI Howto at the SGE website?

No, I don't have the source code, the application seems to be able to work with openmpi since it has an option openmpi=yes in the command line, but I couldn't make it to work. Anyway, I think it is not fully supported yet since there is nothing about that option in the user manual

About LAM/MPI I have already read the howto and did a tight integration. The problem is that Msc Nastran in parallel jobs start a new lam environment getting out of control of sge.

I contacted with Nastran and they told that was a LAM/MPI or SGE problem.

No, IMO it's not. When they start a new LAM/MPI environment, they are violating the granted slot allocation. What about the following (although it would be more a discussion on the [GE suers] list:

- Suppose you have a tight LAM/MPI integration for other MPI programs.
- In your jobscript, change the $PATH, so that the found "lamboot" points to e.g. /bin/true - i.e. doing nothing.
- When they then call "mpirun C", they should get the already started LAM daemons.
- If mpiexec is not working, maybe the found mpiexec must also point to a script to supply the proper "-np ..." values.
- When they call "mpiexec" in one-shot-mode, it must also be mapped to a script to execute just the program, but not to do a "lamboot".

-- Reuti

-- Reuti
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