[mpich-discuss] Very long configuration time

"Antonio J. Peña" apenya at mcs.anl.gov
Wed May 21 13:20:29 CDT 2014

Hi YW,

Although 8h looks like a very long time to me, it's likely due to a 
network filesystem. If that's the case, configuring MPICH in a local 
filesystem (e.g. /temp, /tmp, /scratch) should go back to normal times.


On 05/21/2014 01:17 PM, Yida Wang wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I would like to try out the feature of talking to Intel-MIC in MPICH2. 
> Therefore I downloaded mpich-3.1 and configured it as
>     "./configure --host=x86_64-k1om-linux CC=icc CXX=icpc F77=ifort
>     FC=ifort CFLAGS=-mmic CXXFLAGS=-mmic FFLAGS=-mmic FCFLAGS=-mmic
>     LDFLAGS=-mmic"
> However, it took a very long time (i.e. 8 hours) for me to finish the 
> configuration. Is it normal? Notice that my system doesn't have 
> Infiniband but 10GigE connection. However, I don't think this would 
> affect the configuration time.
> Thanks,
> YW
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Antonio J. Peña
Postdoctoral Appointee
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
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