• 2019 Update 7
  • 03/31/2020

Prerequisite Steps

Intel® MPI Library Developer Guide for Linux* OS
Before you start using any of the Intel® MPI Library functionality, make sure to establish the proper environment for the Intel MPI Library. Follow these steps:
  1. Set up the Intel MPI Library environment. Source the
    $ .
    By default,
  2. To run an MPI application on a cluster, the Intel MPI Library needs to know names of all its nodes. Create a text file listing the cluster node names. The format of the file is one name per line, and the lines starting with
    are ignored. To get the name of a node, use the
    A sample host file may look as follows:
    $ cat ./hosts # this line is ignored clusternode1 clusternode2 clusternode3 clusternode4
  3. For communication between cluster nodes, in most cases the Intel MPI Library uses the SSH protocol. You need to establish a passwordless SSH connection to ensure proper communication of MPI processes.
After completing these steps, you are ready to use Intel MPI Library.

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