Ivan Oleynik oleynik at chuma.cas.usf.edu
Fri Jun 14 10:54:52 PDT 2002

Hi Craig,

I should be more specific in formulating my question: I DO NOT WANT to run
compilation of programs on each node, all the developer's work is supposed
to be done on master node. However, resulting MPI binary will be run
across the cluster. I don't care how many users can compile programs
simultaneously on master node, but what I care is how many MPI processes
can I utilize during program execution. Do I need to buy 48 processor
license bundled in PGI CDK cluster development kit for $3,600 or can I
survive with just PGI workstation set for $560?


P.S. People are complaining about quality of the PGI compilers, but still,
I would like to have several compilers to compare performances for
different applications.


On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Craig Tierney wrote:

> It means that if you have 128 cpus in your cluster that you
> have to buy 128 licenses of the CDK.
> However, if all you want is their compilers you can buy licenses
> for only where you compile.  You can download mpich or lam for
> free and you can run on as many nodes as you like.
> Disclaimer, I don't know if they changed the licensing for 4.0, but
> I doubt it.
> Craig
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