Facing issues while setting up Distributed memory simulations in ANSYS EDT HFSS 2020R1
I have two machines that are connected through a router with ANSYS EDT 2020R1 installed. I want to perform distributed memory simulations. For this I need to install MPI software(intel or IBM) on both machines. I have installed the intel MPI firstly but it didn't work for me and simulation stopped with progress window indicating
[project name] - HFSSDesign1 - Setup1: Determining memory availability on distributed machines on [target machine name]
Don't know why it hasn't worked for me. When googled about this issue I came across some interesting threads
All of these contain a magical six step procedure which says to use IBM Platform computing MPI. So I have removed the intel MPI libraries from pc and installed the IBM MPI which comes with the installation.
In order to check whether this one helps in setting up distributed simulation I have followed the test mentioned in one of the above mentioned threads.
"%MPI_ROOT%\bin\mpirun" -hostlist localhost:2,<the_other_node>:2 "%ANSYSEM_ROOT201%\schedulers\diagnostics\Utils\pcmpi_test.exe"
But this method too didn't work for me and throw some more errors which I didn't saw in the forum.
C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Platform-MPI\bin>"%MPI_ROOT%\bin\mpirun" -pass -hostlist localhost:2,<other-pc>:2 "%ANSYSEM_ROOT201%\schedulers\diagnostics\Utils\pcmpi_test.exe"
Password for MPI runs:
mpirun: Drive is not a network mapped - using local drive.
mpid: PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Platform MPI\bin;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\WINDOWS\System32\OpenSSH\;D:\Matlab install\runtime\win64;D:\Matlab install\bin;C:\Users\HP\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps;
mpid: PWD=C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Platform-MPI\bin
mpid: CreateProcess failed: Cannot execute C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Platform-MPI\bin\%ANSYSEM_ROOT201%\schedulers\diagnostics\Utils\pcmpi_test.exe
mpirun: Unknown error
I want to know if I have to perform any user registration for the Platform MPI to work on my machines. If yes please let me know how to do it.
If someone knows the solution please reply to this question.