[petsc-users] Petsc cannot be initialized on vesta in some --mode options

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jan 22 17:20:08 CST 2014

On Wed, 22 Jan 2014, Roc Wang wrote:

> > > Yeah. The program works with -skip_petscrc. I am trying to run the full
> > > PETSc solver and take a look what will happen.
> > >
> > > I just recalled there was an error caused by calling MPI_Bcast() when I
> > > transferred the program from other machine to vesta. At that time I just
> > > replace the MPI_Bcast(). I am not sure whether it is the same problem as
> > > what we have here. But just for your information.
> > 
> > You cannot relocate Blue Gene binaries to machines with a different
> > driver.  Vesta has a different driver than Mira/Cetus right now.
> > 
>    There may be some misunderstanding. When I said "transferred the program" I meant that the code was compiled successfully on other machines (local PC and cluster on other institution)  and copy the source code and compile it to vesta, not just copy the executable binary file.

Working directory: /gpfs/vesta-home/pwang/Zsoft/petsc-3.3-p6

-skip_petscrc is the right fix for petsc-3.3

Its best to use latest petsc-3.4 which has the code fix.


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