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Re: Microsoft MPI

From: Ruben Faelens <ruben.faelens>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:58:45 +0200

Hi Mark,

Last time I tried this (2016, Windows 8 64-bit), NONMEM needed some
1) You have to copy over the right object files from Microsoft MPI into the
NONMEM mpi link directory mpi\mpi_wini; _and_ change the nmfe compiler call
to include the right Microsoft MPI libraries. This should allow you to
compile a nonmem executable using the Microsoft MPI libraries.
2) You need to launch nonmem with the right wrapper (I think it was mpiexec)
3) You have to configure firewall rules to allow local communication for
MPI. This may be tricky, as windows detects each nonmem.exe as a different
executable with different firewall rules. If I remember correctly, this is
where I got stuck last time.
It *did* work however when deactivating the Windows Firewall.

Hopefully these vague pointers can help you; I unfortunately did not retain
my notes.
If you get it working, it would be worthwhile to document this process for
the community! My suggestions to link to Microsoft MPI by default (as
mpich2 is hopelessly outdates) were not high on ICON's priority list.

Best regards,

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 5:50 PM Mark Sale <msale

> Does anyone have any experience getting parallel NONMEM to run with the
> latest Microsoft MPI (version 10)?
> Microsoft MPI - Message Passing Interface | Microsoft Docs
> <>
> Microsoft MPI. 03/28/2018; 2 minutes to read; Contributors. In this
> article. Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI) is a Microsoft implementation of the
> Message Passing Interface standard for developing and running parallel
> applications on the Windows platform.. MS-MPI offers several benefits:
> we need to run this for another parallel application, and when we
> installed it, it broke parallel NONMEM. We're using Intel Fortran, 64 bit
> Window Server (2012).
> thanks
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