[Beowulf] X-window, MPICH, MPE, Cluster performance test

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at free.net
Mon Jul 23 12:44:16 EDT 2012

According to D. Scott
> At last! My cluster is now online. I would like to thank everyone for they 
> help. I thinking of putting a website together covering my experience in 
> putting this cluster together. Will this be of use to anyone? Is they 
> website that covers top 100 list of small cluster?.
> Now it is online I would like to test it.
> MPICH comes with test program, eg mpptest. Programs works and it produce 
> nice graph. Is they any documentation/tutorial that explains meaning of 
> these graphs?
> MPICH also comes with MPE graphic test programs, mandel. Problem is that I 
> have only got X-window installed on the master node. But, when I run 
> pmandel, it returms an error, staying that it can not find shared library 
> for X-window on other nodes. How can I make X-window shared across other 
> nodes from the Master node?
  You may use NFS for access to master node.

> Same me install GUI programs on other nodes.
> This could be related problem, but when I complied life (that uses MPE 
> libraries) it returns error that MPE libraries are undefined. Any ideas?
> Can I install both LAM/MPICH and MPICH-1.2.5 on the same machine?
  Yes, of course you may work w/both LAM and MPICH.

BTW, let me congratulate Beowulf maillist subscribers w/New Year !

Mikhail Kuzminsky
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry

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