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RE: MS-MPI with Nonmem: experiences?

From: David Foster <David.Foster>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 21:25:12 +0000

Dear Ruben,

I have not tried this - I don't want to break my currently working MPI ;-) =
but have you tried adding whatever the equivalent of mpiexec.exe and smpd.e=
xe (nonmem.exe as well?) to your firewall and allow access to Domain and Ho=
me/Work (Private)? That's what I believe is required for MPICH2 installati=



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From: owner-nmusers
 Behalf Of Faelens, Ruben (Belgium)
Sent: Wednesday, 16 March 2016 5:53 PM
To: nmusers
Subject: [NMusers] MS-MPI with Nonmem: experiences?

Dear group,

The MPI library of choice for Nonmem has been MPICH2 for quite some time no=
Since the last release of MPICH2 on April 2013, the package has been unsupp=
orted on Windows. The developers of MPICH2 actually recommend migrating to =

By adding the required libraries to the compiler command in NMFE, NONMEM ru=
ns nicely using MS-MPI.
Performance benchmarks show no difference between MS-MPI and MPICH2.
Only one minor nuisance remains: there is a windows firewall popup for ever=
y nonmem.exe executable.

Did anybody else try this ? Did your mileage vary?

Kind regards,
Ruben Faelens

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