Problem: cannot start process on front end

Problem: Starting a job is canceled giving the error message

  Connecting client (rank 6) failed : Network is unreachable
  PSIlogger: Child with rank 12 exited with status 1.

This typically happens, if the frontend or head node is included as compute node and also acts as gateway for the compute nodes. The "external" address of the frontend is not known to the compute nodes.

Use the PSP_NETWORK environment variable to re-direct all traffic to the cluster-internal network. See ps_environment(5) and the section called “Controlling ParaStation MPI communication paths” for details.