openmpi versus mpich2

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Aug 8 11:54:19 PDT 2011

On Aug 8, 2011, at 13:36, Rodolfo Aramayo wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 13:25, Jason Swails wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Rodolfo Aramayo wrote:
>>> The developer of the package I want to run (Velvet) told me I should
>>> just install 'libgomp'
>>> Can you guys translate this for me?
>>> Is he talking about openmpi or mpich2?? or something else??
>> Something else.  libgomp is the GNU implementation of the OpenMP
>> parallelization scheme.  Note that OpenMPI and mpich2 are both message


> And we do no have a port for openmp....;((

AFAICT, libgomp comes with each version of gcc (both the gcc ports in MacPorts, and the gcc versions that come with Xcode). So I don't think you have to install anything extra to get libgomp; you should already have it by virtue of having already installed Xcode.

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