[CIG-SHORT] pylith multiprocessor

Brad Aagaard baagaard at usgs.gov
Fri Oct 19 19:27:15 PDT 2007


To run on a machine with multiple processors or cores, use the --nodes=N 
command line argument (or put nodes=N in a .cfg file), where N is the 
number of processors/cores.

Note: In doing some testing in the last couple of weeks we discovered 
that the partitioning is not working properly. A mesh is partitioned, 
but it is very, very far from optimal. We are fixing this now. In the 
meantime, you are generally much better off running on a single 


Christopher DiCaprio wrote:
> I'm trying to run a model on multiple processors, but I run into the 

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