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Hosein Sadeghi

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Sep 13, 2022, 1:37:13 PMSep 13
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Hi, 
I get the following error when compiling in Windows10:

The system cannot find the path specified.
make: ..\makefile: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target `..\makefile'.  Stop.
Press any key to continue . . .

is this related to the make_fds.bat file?
do you have any solution for this?


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Hosein

Glenn Forney

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Sep 13, 2022, 1:46:23 PMSep 13
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did you clone the fds repo and cd into one of the fds\Build directories and type make_fds ? did you install the Intel Onepi compilers (base and hpc tool kits)?

type where make

what is the output


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Hosein Sadeghi

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Sep 14, 2022, 9:44:31 AMSep 14
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Hi, Thank you. I could run it finally.


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Hosein Sadeghi

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Sep 14, 2022, 10:52:10 AMSep 14
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Hi, 
When I run the compiled code in parallel as (for 12 meshes)

fds_impi_intel_win.exe -p 12 -o 4 model.fds

I get the following error:

ERROR: The file, -p, does not exist in the current directory

Do you have any idea?


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Hosein

Kevin McGrattan

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Sep 14, 2022, 10:56:11 AMSep 14
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Yes. Don't do that.

mpiexec -n 12 <full path to executable> jobname.fds

I don't know how to do the OpenMP part. Check the User's Guide.

dr_jfloyd

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Sep 14, 2022, 11:02:47 AMSep 14
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Two errors:
That is not the correct command for running an mpi process
The impi_intel_win folder does not compile with the OpenMP libraries, just the MPI libraries. If you want both you need to compile in the the omp folder for windows.  OpenMP however imposes substantial penalties in being able to optimize the code.  If you have 48 cores you are likely better off using more than 12 mpi processes than using 12 mpi processes with OpenMP threads.

If you are running your own version of FDS from the command you would set the OpenMP threads using the environmental variable OMP_NUM_THREADS and you would set the number of mpi processes by running mpiexec:  
mpiexec -n mpi_processes fds_exectuable_file.exe jobname.fds  where fds_executable_file and jobname.fds are your compiled fds and input file.  If your compiled fds directory is not in your path then you need to give the path as well.

Hosein Sadeghi

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Sep 14, 2022, 11:23:59 AMSep 14
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Thank you so much. I could run it.
BTW, do you mean if I don't put any value for number of threads in the cmd command, the OMP_NUM_THREADS value in environmental variable is used?


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Hosein Sadeghi

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Sep 14, 2022, 11:31:21 AMSep 14
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and which parallelization do you recommend?

Randy McDermott

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Sep 14, 2022, 11:35:08 AMSep 14
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From the user guide:

MPI and OpenMP can be used together. For example, 4 MPI processes can be assigned to 4 different computers, and each MPI process can be supported by, say, 8 OpenMP threads, assuming each computer has 8 cores. Most of the speed up is achieved by the MPI. For a reasonably fast network, you can expect 4 MPI processes to speed up the computation time by a factor of about 0.9 times 4. The OpenMP can provide an extra factor up to about 2, regardless of the number of cores used beyond about 4.

Hosein Sadeghi

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Sep 14, 2022, 11:40:36 AMSep 14
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Thank you.

dr_jfloyd

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Sep 14, 2022, 1:15:11 PMSep 14
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On windows, the -o and -p only have meaning if you are using the fds_local.bat file that runs the installed release version of FDS. In the bat file the -p becomes -n for mpiexec and the -o is used to set the environmental variable and run the OpenMP version.  

Since you want to run your own compiled version and not the release version, then you need to do all the work your self. That is using mpiexec and setting OMP_NUM_THREADS. If you want OpenMP, you need to compile the OpenMP version and use that; however, as Randy noted you get at best a factor of 2 speed up. So instead of 12 MPI processes x 4 OpenMP threads (48 cores) giving you twice the speed up of 12 processes, you could split all your meshes in half and use 24 MPI MPI processes and see the same runtime but using only half the cores.



Hosein Sadeghi

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Sep 15, 2022, 8:18:37 AMSep 15
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Great, thank you Jason. 
So that's why the CPU usage of OpenMP is higher than MPI.

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