[petsc-users] installation on cloud platform

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 07:07:46 CST 2016

On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 5:59 AM, Marco Zocca <zocca.marco at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
>   has anyone here tried/managed to install PETSc on e.g. Amazon AWS or
> the Google Compute Engine?
> I believe some extra components are needed for coordination, e.g.
> Kubernetes or Mesos (in turn requiring that the library be compiled
> within some sort of container, e.g. Docker), but I'm a bit lost amid
> all the options.

I have no idea what those even do.

> Are the MPI functions (e.g. broadcast, scatter, gather ..?) used by
> PETSc compatible with those platforms?

There are a bunch of papers documenting MPI performance on AWS. We just use
vanilla MPI,
so you request a configuration that has it installed.


> Thank you in advance,
> Marco

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
-- Norbert Wiener
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