If this is an update of ParaStation MPI,
first shut down the ParaStation MPI system.
In order to do this, startup psiadmin
and issue a
# /opt/parastation/bin/psiadmin psiadmin> shutdown
This will terminate all currently running tasks controlled by ParaStation MPI, including psiadmin.
Get the installation packages
Get the necessary installation packages from the download
section of the ParaStation MPI homepage
Required packages are
The documentation packages
If you want to compile the packages yourself, download the source packages (*.src.rpm) and rebuild it, using the rpmbuild command, e.g.:
# rpmbuild --rebuild psmgmt.5.0.0-0.src.rpm # rpm -U psmgmt.5.0.0-0.i586.rpm # rpmbuild --rebuild pscom.5.0.0-0.src.rpm # rpm -U pscom.5.0.0-0.i586.rpm # rpm -U pscom-modules.5.0.0-0.i586.rpm # rpmbuild --rebuild psmpi126.96.36.199-1.src.rpm # rpm -U psmpi188.8.131.52-1.i586.rpm
psmgmt package must be installed
pscom package may be built,
If you only want to rebuild
the kernel modules for the p4sock protocol, use
# rpmbuild --rebuild --with modules pscom.5.0.0-0.src.rpm
This will render a RPM package with the ParaStation MPI kernel modules suitable for your setup.
Install the ParaStation MPI distribution files on the server machine, if not yet done:
# rpm -U psmgmt.5.0.0-0.i586.rpm pscom.5.0.0-0.i586.rpm \ pscom-modules.5.0.0-0.i586.rpm psmpi184.108.40.206-1.i586.rpm \ psmpi-doc.5.0.0-0.noarch.rpm
Install software on the compute nodes
Repeat step 3 for each node. You may omit the documentation package.
Next, the configuration file
parastation.conf has to be adapted to the
The template file
should be copied to
and adjusted to the local needs.
The configuration could be verified using the command
test_config(1) located in
This configuration file must be copied to all other nodes.
Startup ParaStation MPI
Provided the ParaStation MPI daemon is started by the
psiadmin(1) command located in
/opt/parastation/bin and execute the
add command. This will bring up the ParaStation MPI
daemon psid(8) on every node.
# /opt/parastation/bin/psiadmin psiadmin> add
Alternatively you can
start psiadmin(1) with the
To install the ParaStation MPI daemon as a system service, started up at boot time, use
# chk_config -a /etc/init.d/parastation
This step must be repeated for each node.
A brief test of the entire communication and management system can be accomplished by using the test_nodes(1) command. For a detailed description please refer to the section called “Testing the installation”.