Switching between OpenMPI and IntelMPI
To run a program compiled with
mpiifort is accomplished like
mpiexec -np 4 ./myprog <parameters>
- run 4 parallel processes via MPI.
-np number suitable for your system (e.g. number of CPU cores)
If you also have Intel MPI installed, you might also want to try your program on OpenMPI for validation and sharing your program with a wider set of non-IntelMPI users. Of course, you must compile your program with the appropriate MPI library.
Set up a pair of scripts:
#!/bin/sh LD_LIBRARY_PATH= /usr/bin/mpiexec.openmpi -np 4 ./myprog_openmpi
#!/bin/sh mpiexec -np 4 ./myprog_intelmpi
LD_LIBRARY_PATH= (notice the blank space) wipes out the IntelMPI libraries from interfering with OpenMPI (only for this Bash script scope).