[GE users] MPI processes don't get killed with control_slaves

craffi dag at sonsorol.org
Wed Sep 2 12:37:16 BST 2009

You might be seeing the difference in "tight" vs. "loose" integration  
of your parallel environment:


Quite a bit of the implementation details depend on what MPI you are  
using and how it was installed.


On Sep 2, 2009, at 4:46 AM, geralt wrote:

> Hello,
> I've been trying to limit the memory usage of MPI processes on our  
> cluster by setting the vmem limit. The goal was to kill the job if a  
> certain limit is exceeded.
> This works only partially - SGE kills the scheduled job but the  
> spawned MPI processes are still running.
> I've tried to use the control_slaves option in the parallel  
> environment. But something seems to be missing; according to the  
> sge_pe manpage some "sophisticated PE interface" is necessary.
> Does anyone know an answer?


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