[GE users] lam/mpi sge and msc nastran integration

Pedro G sanfermines at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 22:07:37 BST 2008

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Thank you both of you, I will try your possibilities.
Firstly I will comment the lines Reuti suggested and if it doesn't work I
will try to migrate to hp-MPI.

I have a question about it... ?HP-MPI is only for HP hardware or it can be
installed and work in any linux pc?

Thank you very much.

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 6:14 PM, Olesen, Mark <
Mark.Olesen at emcontechnologies.com> wrote:

> > The problem might be: which version of LAM/MPI was used to compile
> > Nastran? Only since 7.1.1 it's SGE aware. Maybe MSC used an older
> > version.
> According to your original post, you're using nastran2007 on Linux.
> From the MSC release notes, HP MPI 2.2.5 is the default mpi.
> I would strongly recommend that you use this.
> Despite Reuti's valiant efforts, getting LAM/MPI working nicely is
> incredibly annoying - even if you don't have multiple types of software
> that use slightly different LAM/MPI installations, and even if your
> LAM/MPI version is ostensibly GridEngine-aware.
> We have both HP-MPICH (STAR-CD) and openmpi (OpenFOAM) in use and both
> work fine with the GridEngine. LAM/MPI was never anything but annoying
> to work with, and I'm glad not to touch it anymore.
> For HP-MPICH, our pe looks like this:
> pe_name           mpich
> slots             999
> user_lists        NONE
> xuser_lists       NONE
> start_proc_args   /opt/n1ge6/mpi/startmpi.sh -catch_rsh $pe_hostfile
> stop_proc_args    /opt/n1ge6/mpi/stopmpi.sh
> allocation_rule   $fill_up
> control_slaves    TRUE
> job_is_first_task FALSE
> urgency_slots     min
> I prefer not to rely on the rsh wrapper that linked in by the -catch_rsh
> mechanism will actually get seen first in the PATH. The STAR-CD scripts,
> for example, have their own rsh wrapper that is also supposed to get
> seen first.
> To be certain that qrsh is actually used by the MPICH transport, we
> export these explicitly in the job-scripts:
> # hp-mpi
> MPI_REMSH=$SGE_ROOT/mpi/rsh; export MPI_REMSH
> # mpich
> And in the GridEngine configuration we have
>  rsh_daemon                   /usr/sbin/sshd -i
>  rsh_command                  /usr/bin/ssh
>  rlogin_command               /usr/bin/ssh
> Even if you don't care about correct accounting, the tight integration
> via qrsh is important if you want to avoid leaving zombie processes when
> you use qdel to kill parallel jobs.
> /mark
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