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Why after installing HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK there is no msmpi.lib or mpi.h? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just started to try some MS MPI application development. I installed the following applications on my Win Server 2003 32 bit machine.

    HPC Pack 2008 R2 Client Utilities Redistributable Package
    HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK
    HPC Pack 2008 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package

    But I did not see msmpi.lib or mpi.h that I saw before with HPC Pack 2008 SDK installation, so I can not try MS MPI app development using HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK as I could do before using HPC Pack 2008 SDK. How can I try some MS MPI app development using HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK?

    Thanks a lot.

    Alice

    Monday, December 6, 2010 9:21 PM

Answers

  • Hi Alice, For HPC Pack 2008 R2, the MS-MPI is NOT installed with SDK. You can get the MS-MPI installed by installing HPC Pack 2008 R2 MS-MPI Redistributed Package redictributed from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce888449-0e71-44f3-a2fc-947ec57ff90f Please let me know whether you can download and install MS-MPI pack successfully. Thanks, James
    Monday, December 6, 2010 11:11 PM

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  • I just started to try some MSP MPI application development. I installed the following on my Win Server 2003 32 bit box,

    HPC Pack 2008 R2 Client Utilities Redistributable Package
    HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK
    HPC Pack 2008 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package

    But the msmpi.dll or mpi.h are missing compared to the HPC Pack 2008 SDK installation. So I could not start to try some application development using MS MPI.

    Thanks a lot.

    Alice

    Monday, December 6, 2010 9:06 PM
  • Hi Alice, For HPC Pack 2008 R2, the MS-MPI is NOT installed with SDK. You can get the MS-MPI installed by installing HPC Pack 2008 R2 MS-MPI Redistributed Package redictributed from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce888449-0e71-44f3-a2fc-947ec57ff90f Please let me know whether you can download and install MS-MPI pack successfully. Thanks, James
    Monday, December 6, 2010 11:11 PM
  • Hi Alice, For HPC Pack 2008 R2, the MS-MPI is NOT installed with SDK. You can get the MS-MPI installed by installing HPC Pack 2008 R2 MS-MPI Redistributed Package redictributed from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce888449-0e71-44f3-a2fc-947ec57ff90f Please let me know whether you can download and install MS-MPI pack successfully. Thanks, James
    Monday, December 6, 2010 11:11 PM
  • Thanks a lot James for your prompt help. Yes it does work now. I have few more questions here.

    1. Does Win HPC Server 2008 R2  uses SQL Server 2008 R2?
    2. What is the difference between the MS-MPI included in the HPC Server 2008 R2  and HPC Server 2008?
    3. Is MS-MPI going to support the features later:
    •  dynamic process spawn
    •  stop one MPI process without shutting down the whole MPI application

    Many thanks,

    Alice

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 5:12 PM
  • Hello Alice,

    The answers to your questions:

    1. Windows HPC server 2008 R2 supports both SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.
    2. There are no big changes for MS-MPI for Windows Hpc Server 2008 R2, (you can refer to site http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee783541(WS.10).aspx for new features). But we do added some new features, like enhanced tracing, improved performance etc...
    3. There is no plan in the near future to add those two features.

    Thanks,

    James

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:31 PM
  • Alice,

    We've made HPC Pack 2008 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package the single package of MSMPI header files and lib files for HPC Server 2008 R2. After installing HPC Pack 2008 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package, you should be able to find mpi.h at %CCP_HOME%Inc (%CCP_HOME% is the system environment variable which value is the install dir of HPC Pack 2008 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package) and msmpi.lib at %CCP_HOME%Lib. Could you check if it work for you?

    Thanks,

    Keshuang

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:06 AM
  • Many thanks for all your great help:)

    Alice

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 5:42 PM