[Beowulf] Weird problem with mpp-dyna
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Mar 14 14:54:53 EDT 2007
Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
>> Do you use a statically linked binary or did you relink it with your
> Agh. I forgot to mention this little wrinkle. LSTC software
> distribution is... interesting.
Yup. Caused us lot of fun at some customer sites.
> For mpp-dyna, they ship dynamically
> linked binaries compiled against a specific version of LAM/MPI (7.0.3 in
> this case).
Yup. Very hard to come by, that particular build. Very hard.
> They also provide the matching pre-compiled LAM/MPI
> libraries on their site. For a fun little wrinkle, RHEL/CentOS ships
> LAM/MPI 7.0.6. However, the spec file in their RPM does *not* include
> the --enable-shared flag. IOW, the OS vendor's LAM/MPI package has no
> .so files.
I rebuilt this (the LAM) for our customer. Works nicely now.
> It seems like it'd be worth re-compiling the centos lam RPM to include
> the shared libraries and run against those to see if it helps.
Try an ldd against mpp-dyna-big-long-name
>> We have ran lstc ls-dyna mpp970 and mpp971 across more than 16 nodes
>> without any issues on Scyld CW4 which is also centos 4 based.
> We can run straight structural sims across as many nodes/CPUs as we've
> tried, and ditto for straight thermal sims. It's just on coupled
> structural/thermal sims that this issue crops up. That, to me, rather
> points to a bug in dyna itself. But the fact that the bug manifests
> itself (at least in part) by the MPI job trying to talk to a different
> network interface than was 'lamboot'ed is what is throwing me off a bit.
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