[mpich-discuss] install + config on windows

Wesley Bland wbland at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Apr 30 09:42:51 CDT 2013

Hi Ben,

On Apr 30, 2013, at 9:26 AM, spatiogis <geo at spatiogis.fr> wrote:

> Hello,
> 	I'm not very good at computing, but I would like to install Mpich2 on windows 7 - 64 bits. There is only one pc, with one user plus the admin, and a simple core processor.

Which version of MPICH2 are you using? The last supported version of MPICH for windows was 1.4.1p1 available at http://www.mpich.org/downloads/.

> 	I would like to know if it's mandatory to have compiling softwares with it to make it work, whereas it is asked in this case only to make run another software, and not for compiling (that would maybe save some disk space and simplify the installation) ?

I'm not the MPICH/Windows expert (actually, I don't think there is a Windows expert anymore), but I don't believe you need to compile anything to install the binary files. However, without a compiler, you most likely won't be able to do much with MPICH once you've installed it so you might end up needing to install one in the end.

> 	My second issue is that I must be missing something about the server configuration. I have installed Mpich from the .msi file, then configured the wmpiregister program with the Domain/user informations.
> 	There is this message displayed when trying to connect in the 'configurable settings' window : 'MPICH2 not installed or unable to query the host'.
> 	What is the host actually ?
> 	I know I am starting from very far, I am sorry for these very simple questions. Thanks if you can reply me, that would certainly save me some long hours of reading and testing ;)

Unfortunately, you will probably have to do a bit of reading and testing to get things to work, but the Windows installation instructions are relatively short. If you look at the installation guide (http://www.mpich.org/static/downloads/1.4.1p1/mpich2-1.4.1p1-installguide.pdf), the Windows instructions start on page 16. Try going through those and then let us know if you still have issues.


> 	sincerely,
> 	Ben
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