Hmm, that's certainly an interesting message. In fact, the Intel Cluster Toolkit only officially supports the cluster-specific versions of Windows: Microsoft* Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003* and Microsoft* Windows* HPC Server 2008. Click here for more details. Do you in fact have the HPC Server 2008 installed?
Although, installing the Intel Cluster Toolkit on a single machine should theoretically work ok in either case. Only the distributed installer is not available for XP, Vista, and Server 2003 or 2008. Could I ask a few questions?:
- When you double-click on the w_ict_p_3.2.1.015.exe executable, does the extraction process finish ok?
- The install process should start automatically after the necessary files were extracted. Do you wait for that, or do you manually startup the installer by going to the extraction directory?
- It would be good to know the details of your system as well (exact OS version, including service pack, etc). If you don't feel comfortable sharing that info in a public forum, feel free to e-mail me directly (my e-mail address is in the signature below - replace _at_ with @).
I know we already discussed this over e-mail but I wanted to do a quick update here as well, in case others are seeing this error message.
We're aware of this problem when running the current Intel Cluster Toolkit 3.2.1 on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows 7 (neither of which is support yet). We haven't seen it on the original Server 2008 release but, if you have the latest service packs installed, you might run into it.
A fix will be included in the upcoming Intel Cluster Toolkit 3.2.2 release, to be out sometime next week. All registered users will receive a notification once the update package is available for download. I'll also make sure to post a notice on this forum as well. If you're subscribed, you'll most likely get an e-mail.
If this is an urgent issue for you and you cannot possibly, out-of-the-question, my-cluster-will-explode-if-I wait until next week, send me a note or submit an Intel Premiersupport issue and I can provide a patch.