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GM_XIII August 16, 2012 11:21

Windows Cluster
Hi friends

I'm trying to run a cluster in Windows, well it's not really a cluster is a multi remote pcs station. So i have severall laptops connected to a network. I installed in all of them star ccm+ and MPICH and i register in mregister.exe the proper user and password.

When i try to run a simulation with 2 pcs i have no problems with for example:
starccm+ -server -on
but when i add one more computer like:
starccm+ -server -on,
i get a LaunchProcess Error

Thanks, and please ask for more information if it is needed, i will try to give more details soon

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I have solved almost all problem above and i can run easily a remote multi-PC system with 32 bits system but now i'm trying to add that server severall 64 bits PCs, which i dont know if it's possible at all, please i will be very if someone can help me i'm starting with CFD.

The error that i keep getting when i try to run a 64 bit machine from a 32 bit one is the following:

Starting local server: starccm+ -server -on -collab -master david
getmpifinalized returned: FAIL
Sending kill commands to launched processes
getmpifinalized returned: FAIL
process 0 on david exited without calling MPIFinalize

Before this error i get another one that i solved by moving the starccm folder on the 64 bits PC. Thanks you in advance.

abdul099 August 28, 2012 19:12

I think it's not possible to run a simulation on a 32bit and a 64bit machine at the same time.
Connecting a 32bit client to a 64bit server works fine, but the server can't run on 32 and 64bit at a time.

GM_XIII August 30, 2012 03:26

Thanks you for your answer ;).
I've realised of that too, now I'm trying to make work a 64 bits cluster but i can't since the program tells me that there is a mpi problem even when the pcs individually can run in parallel. Have someone had this problem? It also says something about a Logon error.

abdul099 August 30, 2012 18:49

To run in parallel, you need to be able to login from a machine to every other machine without the need to specify a password.
I had similar issues during my thesis due to (global) network restrictions from the IT department. It was weird since I had a valid account and could locally login on every machine without any issues. It looked like the user rights didn't allow the communication to take place. The solution was to give me access to a (local) superuser account (all machines run on Windows XP). I would try that, when it works, it's the somewhere buried in the OS setup.

Otherwise it might get too complicated. The issue is, I don't have multiple machines at home and most of the time I'm using Linux. Therefore I'm running out of ideas very quickly. Maybe you can call the CD-adapco support desk, the guys there will have more experience.

GM_XIII August 31, 2012 06:11

Thanks for your answer. When I ran it in 32 bits system i set the same username and password to all pcs and there was no problem but now with the 64 bits i can't, i will try to look for more information about what you've said, thanks again for the hint.

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