[mpich-discuss] Volatile nodes

Dorian Domenic Krause ddkrause at uni-bonn.de
Thu Dec 4 09:54:18 CST 2008

On Thu, 4 Dec 2008 10:24:07 -0500
  "Hiatt, Dave M " <dave.m.hiatt at citi.com> wrote:
> No, I was thinking more of a case where a node does 
>MPI::Init, communicates information, does an 
>MPI::Finalize, then returns later with another MPI::Init 
>and MPI::Finalize pair on and off.  The node would be 
>part of a communicator that isn't part of the primary 
>calculation but more on the idea of a monitor.

I can't say whether MPICH supports this kind of 
application but as far as I know the standard says that 
the only function safely callable after MPI_Finalize is 
MPI_Finalized. In this respect you would at least get a 
non-portable program.


> -----Original Message-----
>From: mpich-discuss-bounces at mcs.anl.gov
> [mailto:mpich-discuss-bounces at mcs.anl.gov]On Behalf Of 
>Rajeev Thakur
> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 7:44 PM
> To: mpich-discuss at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: Re: [mpich-discuss] Volatile nodes
> Do you mean what happens if one of the nodes crashes? 
>The current version of
> MPICH2 will abort in that case, but within the next year 
>we plan to have a
> version that is more resilient to such failure; i.e., it 
>won't abort, but
> any attempt to communicate with that node will return an 
> Rajeev
>> -----Original Message-----
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>>Hiatt, Dave M 
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>> Subject: [mpich-discuss] Volatile nodes
>> Is there any problem with a node being volatile in 
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