Job scheduling for MPI like LAVA?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by itsmrjon, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. itsmrjon macrumors regular

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    Are there any tools out there for OSX similar to LAVA used on clusters?

    I've attempted to get MPI to work with Xgrid, but have given up after spending a few days on it.

    Although I can use mpirun and nohup to have my jobs run across my networked macs in the background, it's a pain having to track when the jobs finish and start other jobs. I'd like to have this done in a queue.

    Any recommendations or starting points? Or any experience with getting Xgrid to work with MPI?
     
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  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Google is a wonderful thing. With it, you could have had a definitive answer days ago.
     
  4. itsmrjon thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am fully aware of how to install MPI and run jobs over SSH on it. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12905721&postcount=5)

    The question here is scheduling like Lava on OSx.

    Supposedly XGrid is supposed to do this with openMPI (see here http://www.open-mpi.org/faq/?category=building#build-rte), and I've followed instructions on how to do so per the ompi mailing list (see here http://www.open-mpi.org/community/lists/users/2006/02/0581.php), however I have given up on XGrid because it does not appear to work.

    I am aware ompi dropped xgrid support in the ~1.2 releases, which I tried those that supposedly support it, however it does not appear to work with Lion.

    So back to my original question, what other options are there for mac?
     

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