[Beowulf] IB troubles - mca_mpool_openib_register
bill at princeton.edu
Thu Jun 22 09:01:50 EDT 2006
Cluster with dual Xeons and Topsping IB adapters running a RH
2.6.9-34.ELsmp kernel (x86_64) with the RH IB stack installed, each node
w/8G of memory.
Updated firmware as per Mellanox in the IB cards.
Updates /etc/security/limits.conf to have memlock be 8192, both soft and
hard limits to overcome the initial trouble of pool allocation.
Application is cpi.c.
I can run across the 64 nodes using nodes=64:ppn=1 without trouble,
except for the
_qp: returned 0 byte(s) for max inline data
error messages, to be fixed I suppose in the next release. These I can
live with, perhaps, for now.
The problem is that when I run with nodes=64:ppn=2 and only use -np 64
with my openmpi (v 1.0.2 gcc compiled), it still runs fine, but when I
run with -np 65 I get megabytes of error messages and the job never
completes. The errors all look like this:
failed with error: Cannot allocate memory
I've submitted to the openib-general mailing list with no responses. I'm
not sure if this is an openmpi problem, an openib problem, or some
configuration problem with the IB fabric. Other programs fail with even
less processors being allocated with these same errors. Running over
TCP, albeit across the GigE network and not over IB, works fine.
I'm stuck here not knowing how to proceed. Has anyone found this issue
and, more importantly, found a solution? I don't believe it to be a
limits.conf issue as I can allocate both processors on a node up to 32
nodes (-np 64) without problems.
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