[GE users] question concerning R on HPC

andreas andreas.haas at sun.com
Tue Nov 25 17:12:14 GMT 2008

On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, Rainer M Krug wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 5:15 PM, andreas <andreas.haas at sun.com> wrote:
>> Hi Rainer,
>> On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, Dr. Rainer M Krug wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> Hi
>>> I want to use R on an HPC via MPI.
>>> I managed to install Rmpi and to load it ionto R, but I get the
>>> following errormessage when I try to create an MPI cluster and R hangs
>>> (no response):
>>> library(Rmpi)
>>> [head001:15781] mca: base: component_find: unable to open osc pt2pt:
>>> file not found (ignored)
>>>> library(snow)
>>>> cl <- makeCluster(2, type = "MPI")
>>> Rscript execution error: No such file or directory
>>> Rscript execution error: No such file or directory
>> try to run this under Linux strace(1) as to trace the system calls.
>> This will show you what file/directory your application tries to access.
> I tried this, but the output is HUGE and I don't know what I should be
> looking for.

"No such file or directory" stands for the ENOENT as errno upon 
open()/fopen() failures. So you must look in the strace(1) output 
for a open()/fopen() that returns -1/NULL as error indication. 
Once you have the open()/fopen() you know also which file Rmpi 
tried to access.



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