Using MPI Applications on the MS Cluster

Here are details on how to build and run an MPI application for the MS Cluster. This was all done on a Windows XP machine with Visual Studio 2005. I installed the MPICH2 windows binaries for local testing (my debug target), and the MSMPI SDK libraries for the executable for the cluster (my release target). There are more details in the Users Guide linked from the main course page. If you find any problems with the details in this guide, let Nathan know.

Make sure when logging into the MS cluster that you use msftlabs\[username] as your username.

Here are the details for building this simple MPI application (C code from a C++ VS project):