[R] Problem with Rmpi and snow - makeCluster(type="MPI") not working

Rainer M Krug r.m.krug at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 15:45:04 CET 2008


I managed tio install Rmpi and to load it, but I get the following
errormessage when I try to create an MPI cluster and R hangs (no

[head001:15781] mca: base: component_find: unable to open osc pt2pt:
file not found (ignored)
> library(snow)
> cl <- makeCluster(2, type = "MPI")
Rscript execution error: No such file or directory
Rscript execution error: No such file or directory

I am using the following version:

> version
platform       x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
arch           x86_64
os             linux-gnu
system         x86_64, linux-gnu
major          2
minor          7.2
year           2008
month          08
day            25
svn rev        46428
language       R
version.string R version 2.7.2 (2008-08-25)

Any help welcome,


Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation
Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany)

Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology
Faculty of Science
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University of Stellenbosch
Matieland 7602
South Africa

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