[overture] Re: Building v24 on Blue Gene P

Hi Joe,
I think the best solution would be to get both the perl and X libraries built on the BGP. My standard mode of operation on Linux clusters is to run in parallel with interactive graphics while I set up the problem -- very handy for debugging.

Is there a good reason that we still need to live in the stone age when running on BGP?

...Bill


J. P. Bernstein wrote:
Hello Bill,

Thank you and Kyle for the quick replies to my emails.

Warning headed. I am on assignment from the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) on this effort. There is significant interest at ALCF to at least run the CG solvers on BGP (not necessarily ogen). Nevertheless, I will share your sentiment with my assigners.

A question about the perl situation: my initial assessment suggested to me that perl was needed only for configuring the build and running the tests. Since perl is available on the front end, the configuration part should work. Part of my assignment is converting the perl test scripts to, e.g., python. However, your message below makes me doubt my assessment. Are the perl libs, which, as you know, are not available on the back end, needed at run time beyond the test scripts?

Best,

Joe

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