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Yocheved_G_
Beginner
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Installing an older version of Intel Parallel Studio XE

Hi

I wish to install intel parallel 2015 using a 2016 named user license on our linux cluster.

Do I use the hose id of the head node so that the compiler is available on all nodes?

also I'm not a root user, would this effect the installation?

last question- I want to install the compiler on a non-default path- how should I do this?

 

Thanks

 

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Michael_S
Employee
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Hello,

Please be aware that using the 2015 Parallel Studio with a 2016 license requires an offline- activation: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/how-do-i-get-a-license-file-for-an-offline-installation-of...

Since the home- filesystem of your cluster is most probably shared in between the different nodes, you only need to install it on one node.
However, keep in mind that since the license is node-locked, that only the runtime- tools (like IMPI) will run on any node while the analysis tools will need to be started on the node where you originally installed the tools on. Data collection for the analysis tools can be done on all of the nodes.

As you are not the root user, the limitation will be that you can only install the software in your home directory while you won't be able to install kernel modules like the sampling driver for the VTune Performance Analyzer. This however, will only slightly affect the functionality of the whole tools-suite since even VTune has fallback mechanisms to user the Linux- Kernel default Perf sampling driver.

If you want to change the installation path you can do so during the installation - just select "customize installation" before providing the final confirmation.

Best regards,

Michael

Yocheved_G_
Beginner
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Thank you for your insights.

I tried to start the installation. I selected the third option in which

3. Run as current user to limit access to user level

 

and then I get missing prerequisites as you said regarding the sampling but also:

Missing optional prerequisites

-- Intel(R) Parallel Studio XE 2015 Update 5 Composer Edition for C++ Linux*:
Unsupported OS
-- Intel(R) Parallel Studio XE 2015 Update 5 Composer Edition for Fortran
Linux*: Unsupported OS
-- Intel(R) Parallel Studio XE 2015 Update 5 Composer Edition for Linux*:
Unsupported OS

I was trying to install on one of the computing nodes which has centos 6.

is there any way around this?

 

Thanks alot!

 

 

TimP
Black Belt
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You would need to accept the unsupported installation, even though CentOS 6 is functionally equivalent to the supported RHEL6.  The corresponding g++ installation would need to be present on each node where you install the full Intel tools.
 

Yocheved_G_
Beginner
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OK Thanks

Another question- can I have a root user do the installation but then have my user be the one who can use the compilers?

is it possible with a named user? if so how do I do this?

 

Thanks

Michael_S
Employee
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Yes that is possible, just use the license for the installation and it will be set up for the user on the same node.

Yocheved_G_
Beginner
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I'm not sure I completly understand- what defines which user is entitled to use the compilers? (I'm using an offline license file to install an older version)
Michael_S
Employee
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The license is technically not bound to a user login on a system. Therefore, your system administrator (root) can install the software for you.

 

Yocheved_G_
Beginner
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Thanks alot for your help!

So after the installation is completed how do I define my user name on the cluster as the only user?

 

Thanks and sorry for the trouble I just don't have enough experience with this

Michael_S
Employee
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No problem! Actually the license is rather locked to a machine then an explicit user. In order to enable the license only for a specific user account, please put the license file into $HOME/intel/licenses instead of the default installation path (usually /opt/intel/licenses).

Best regards,

Michael

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