AWS ParallelCluster
AWS ParallelCluster User Guide

Enable Intel MPI

Intel MPI is available on the AWS ParallelCluster AMIs for alinux, centos7, and ubuntu1604 base_os. Open MPI is placed on the path by default. To enable Intel MPI instead of Open MPI, the Intel MPI module must be loaded. The exact name of the module changes with every update. To see which modules are available, run module avail.

$ module avail ----------------------------------------- /usr/share/Modules/modulefiles ------------------------------------------ dot module-git null intelmpi/2019.5 module-info openmpi/4.0.2 libfabric-aws/1.8.1amzn1.2 modules use.own ------------------------------------------------ /etc/modulefiles ------------------------------------------------- mpi/mpich-3.0-x86_64 mpi/mpich-x86_64

To load a module, run module load modulename. You can add this to the script used to run mpirun.

$ module load intelmpi

To see what modules are loaded, run module list.

$ module list Currently Loaded Modulefiles: 1) intelmpi/2019.5

To verify that Intel MPI is enabled, run mpirun --version.

$ mpirun --version Intel(R) MPI Library for Linux* OS, Version 2019 Update 5 Build 20190806 (id: 7e5a4f84c) Copyright 2003-2019, Intel Corporation.

After the Intel MPI module has been loaded, multiple paths are changed to use the Intel MPI tools. To run code that was compiled by the Intel MPI tools, the Intel MPI module must be loaded first.


Prior to AWS ParallelCluster 2.5.0, Intel MPI is not available on the AWS ParallelCluster AMIs in China (Beijing) and China (Ningxia).