No times selected after successful parallel run
I have spent some time familiarizing myself with OpenFoam after spending a good amount of time with Fluent. I was able to decompose a domain for 32 processors and successfully load up all 8 "processors" on my local machine, plus 8 on each of 3 more machines connected via ethernet.
Everything looked great, no errors during simulation. After it completed, I tried to reconstructPar, only to be given this:
--> FOAM FATAL ERROR:
No times selected
From function reconstructPar
in file reconstructPar.C at line 139.
I have searched around, but most of the problems are actually getting the parallel runs working, and I couldn't find a solution to this.
You have to specify which time-steps you want to reconstruct. You can either use -latestTime or specify -time as defined here: http://www.openfoamwiki.net/index.ph...ection_Options
Thanks for that!
So I think there is still a problem. As I mentioned, I am on one computer, lets say "A", and I have three slave machines "B-D." The simulations are run on all 8 cores of each of the four machines.
When I look at the output data from the runs, I notice each machine only has a fourth of the final output data, which is essentially what I expect:
If I log into "B", and look through the directories, I notice that processor0 folder has all the time step data output folders. processor1 only has 0 and constant subdirectories, same with processor2 and 3 folders. Then processor4 folder has all the data in it again. This is mimicked across all four machines. Each one, including the master "A," only has its own data.What I expected was that each machine would transfer its output back to the master machine. However, I believe I am approaching that a bit wrong. When I manually merge the folders back onto the master, and do a reconstructPar, it reconstructs it pretty well, except for a different problem which I'll post about separately.
So, do I need to setup an NFS share? I hadn't done it simply because I thought everything could be communicated well enough over ssh. I am not against setting one up, just didn't want to waste any time.
Thanks so much!
The simples way is to setup a nfs (or sshfs) file system.
But you can go without. You should setup in your decomposeParDict:
4 <- nbr of node)
In this case, the data is local to the machine, so less I/O through the network.
NB: in fact, if you use Paraview for post processing, you can load all the data from each node without recontructing, and post process all .
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