[Pw_forum] problem with MPI

Paolo Giannozzi giannozz at nest.sns.it
Mon Dec 13 12:27:27 CET 2004

On Saturday 11 December 2004 06:26, Tianying Yan wrote:

> When running on 4 processors (2 nodes), the error message in the 
> output looks: [...]

>      from  read_namelists  : error #         1
>      stopping ...
>       reading namelist control

From the manual:

  If [...] the code stops at the first namelist (``control'') and you are
  running on a PC cluster:
  your communication library (MPI) might not be properly configured
  to allow input redirection (so that you are effectively reading an
  empty file). See section "Running on parallel machines'', or inquire
  with your local computer wizard (if any).

In the section "Running on parallel machines'' you find:
  Some implementations of the MPI library may have problems with input
  redirection in parallel. If this happens, use the option -in (or
  -inp or -input), followed by the input file name. Example:
   pw.x -in input -npool 4 > output.

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