GCC 4.4 and ARGoS on the IRIDIA cluster

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EDIT: With the new installation of the cluster, gcc44 is the default compiler, so you don’t need this anymore. Actually it might be possible that leaving these settings will prevent you from compiling. Remove them in case you have cmake problems (such as: CMake Error: Error required internal CMake variable not set, cmake may be not be built correctly. Missing variable is: CMAKE_C_COMPILER)
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On the IRIDIA cluster, GCC 4.4 is available under the commands gcc44/g++44.

In order to use this with CMake and ARGoS2, you can either set the appropriate environment variables or simply add a


set(CMAKE_C_COMPILER "gcc44")
set(CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER "g++44")

before the version check in the main CMakeList of *each* of your packages.

On a side note, I fixed the missing packages for ARGoS 1, so that old experiments can again be compiled.
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New packages

New software packages!

  • bsdiff-4.3-3
  • google-perftools-1.6-1
  • google-perftools-devel-1.6-1
  • gsl-1.14-1
  • gsl-devel-1.14-1
  • mercurial-1.3.1-3
  • openjpeg-devel-1.3-6
  • openjpeg-libs-1.3-6

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Back online

The new cluster is online. Please note that I’m still testing it, so expect some bugs. Currently only the second rack is online (c1-x and c2-x).

The following things change for you, the users:

  • After logging is as usual (ssh majorana), you will end up on the new submit node “submit-1-0″. It’s a dedicated host for compiling, data analysis and job submission. That way, the main server does not get bogged down by user programs. On this submit node, you can work as usual.
  • All software packages were updated, you need to recompile all
    your programs. It might well be that some packages are missing,
    so tell me if you need something.
  • The main servers (majorana, and the two storage servers oss0 and
    oss1) are off limits for normal users.
  • We have 8 new nodes!

Ah, and don’t pay any attention to the cluster status page right now; it
does not work atm.

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Upgraded/Installed some packages, most notably R 2.8.1

List of upgraded packages:

  • R-2.8.1-3
  • R-devel-2.8.1-3
  • R-core-2.8.1-3
  • fftw3-3.1.2-5
  • fftw3-devel-3.1.2-5
  • gsl-1.10-10
  • gsl-devel-1.10-10
  • hdf5-1.6.8-1
  • hdf5-devel-1.6.8-1
  • icu-3.6-4
  • libicu-3.6-4
  • libicu-devel-3.6-4
  • libRmath-2.8.1-3
  • libRmath-devel-2.8.1-3
  • suitesparse-3.1.0-1
  • suitesparse-devel-3.1.0-1

List of newly installed packages (installed mostly because of the ever growing complexity of R):

  • perl-File-Copy-Recursive-0.35-1
  • bzip2-devel-1.0.2-13
  • libjpeg-devel-6b-33
  • libtermcap-devel-2.0.8-39
  • libtiff-devel-3.6.1-12
  • readline-devel-4.3-13
  • tcl-devel-8.4.7-2
  • tk-devel-8.4.7-2
  • netpbm-10.25-2
  • netpbm-progs-10.25-2
  • tetex-2.0.2-22
  • tetex-latex-2.0.2-22
  • tetex-dvips-2.0.2-22
  • tetex-fonts-2.0.2-22
  • psutils-1.17-23
  • dialog-1.0.20040731-3

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