[petsc-dev] [Ideas-team] Seeking OLCF users complaining about poor build times

Victor Eijkhout eijkhout at tacc.utexas.edu
Fri Feb 27 11:13:25 CST 2015

> On Feb 27, 2015, at 10:58 AM, Satish Balay <balay at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
>> Why would it be prohibited?  Especially if you remove the build after it's
>> done?  What's a "simple run" and why do the security settings prohibit it?
> I meant - "when configure creates and runs binaries - as part of configure step in /tmp".

That's prohibited at TACC too; we enforce that by removing some library on the login nodes. 
The petsc build thankfully seems not to run into this.

The users can get around this restriction by downloading their own mpi, but mostly I'm guessing
they use the mpi compilers from the environment.


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