I installed FDTD Solution 8.20.1634 on a Xeon Phi machine 7210 running on CentOS 7.3.1611.
The application is installed and fetch the floating license on another computer without trouble. The FlexNet license manager is on its latest version, 1.7.1073, and running on a Windows server machine.
Problems arise in the “Resource Configuration” tab.
I can run simulations using the “Local Computer” job launching preset, it passes the the configuration test, but it is very slow (slower than a desktop computer).
Therefore, I tried using MPI, both MPICH2 Nemesis and Intel MPI. In both cases I get errors.
a) For a low process counts I get the error message “FDTD Version mismatch”
b) For a high number of process I get a timeout.
I checked that the MPI was properly recognized by FDTD Solution and get the same result with the default and Intel MPI. Here is the MPI configuration, as returned by “fdtd-mpi-status.sh”:
I am not sure of where the “FDTD version mismatch” is coming from: I am using a single machine (with a high number of processors), with only one version of FDTD, so no conflicts between nodes or something.
If anyone has ideas regarding this error message it would be greatly appreciated.
Have a nice day,