[torqueusers] openmpi, pbsdsh, and iptables

Ken Nielson knielson at adaptivecomputing.com
Mon Apr 30 09:06:24 MDT 2012

When pbsdsh runs or MPI the Mother Superior opens two dynamic ports for all
of the sister nodes to connect to and send their stdout and stderr
information. The sister nodes use dynamic ports as well.


On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:09 PM, David Chin <chindw at wfu.edu> wrote:

> I am having some trouble getting openmpi-1.5.5 working with Torque
> integration, and I have narrowed down the issue to firewall rules.
> However, I am not sure which ports to open up.
> I compiled openmpi-1.5.5 on RHEL6 against the libtorque that
> EPEL provides -- version 2.5.7-9.el6. I found that openmpi jobs
> cannot communicate between nodes if iptables is running. I have
> also found, by starting an interactive job, that pbsdsh cannot
> connect to other nodes allocated for the job. Once I turn the
> firewall off on compute nodes openmpi jobs run fine.
> Our firewall rules *do* allow inter-node ssh, and I have verified
> that this is so.
> What port range can I open to allow pbsdsh to work?
> Thanks in advance,
>    Dave
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