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Difference between mpicc, mpigcc, and mpiicc w.r.t. -cc=<compiler>

Feld__Christian
Beginner
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Dear all,

 

with mpigcc and mpiicc I'm able to select the clang compiler via -cc=clang. I checked with -show and was able to compile a program.

 

Using  mpicc -cc=clang, I get the following:

Error: unsupported compiler name 'clang'.
Check -cc=<compiler_name> command line option and I_MPI_CC='icc' and MPICH_CC='' variables.

 

I'm wondering why mpicc's behavior differs from mpigcc and mpiicc and if there is a recommendation which wrapper to prefer.

 

Thanks,

Christian

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ShanmukhS_Intel
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Hi,

Thanks for reaching out to us.

Initially when we tried to run the command without setting up the oneAPI(2021.3) environment, we also encountered the same error as below.

ShanmukhS_Intel_0-1627474640010.png

Later, We have tried executing a sample code using the below command after setting up oneAPI environment and observed that the code compiles and runs fine.

ShanmukhS_Intel_1-1627474653213.png

>> I'm wondering why mpicc's behavior differs from mpigcc and mpiicc and if there is a recommendation which wrapper to prefer.

By default mpiicc uses ICC whereas mpicc/mpigcc uses GCC compiler. However you can change the compiler by using -CC flag. But if you want to use clang compiler for mpicc, make sure you initialize the oneAPI environment. 

However, it is recommended to use “mpiicc with -cc=dpcpp” if you want to run any dpcpp applications.

Based on the programming language we use, we can choose the compiler wrapper. For more information, please go through the link <https://software.intel.com/content/www/us/en/develop/documentation/mpi-developer-reference-linux/top...>

 

Best Regards,

Shanmukh.SS

 

 

ShanmukhS_Intel
Moderator
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Hi,

 

We didn't hear back from you, If this resolves your issue, make sure to accept this as a solution. This would help others with similar issue.

 

Thank you!

 

Best Regards,

Shanmukh.SS

 

Feld__Christian
Beginner
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Sorry for responding late. The difference between mpicc and mpiicc is still not clear to me, but as I'm able to use clang/gcc/icc via mpiicc -cc=clang/gcc/icc, my issue is solved.

 

Thanks,
Christian

 

ShanmukhS_Intel
Moderator
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Hi,

 

As we have not heard back from you, we assume that your issue is resolved. If you need any additional information, please post a new question as this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel.

 

Best Regards,

Shanmukh.SS

 

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