HPC I/O Middleware Support¶
Several HPC I/O middleware libraries have been ported to the native API.
DAOS has its own MPI-IO ROMIO ADIO driver located in a MPICH fork on GitHub. This driver has been merged in the upstream MPICH repo.
To build the MPI-IO driver:
download the mpich repo from above
mkdir build; cd build
../configure --prefix=dir --enable-fortran=all --enable-romio --enable-cxx --enable-g=all --enable-debuginfo --with-device=ch3:sock --with-file-system=ufs+daos --with-daos=dir --with-cart=dir
make -j8; make install
LD_LIBRARY_PATH to where you want to build your client
apps or libs that use MPI to the installed MPICH.
Build any client (HDF5, ior, mpi test suites) normally with the mpicc and mpich library installed above (see child pages).
To run an example:
- Launch DAOS server(s) and create a pool. This will return a pool uuid "puuid" and service rank list "svcl".
- Create a POSIX type container: daos cont create --pool=puuid --svc=svcl --type=POSIX This will return a container uuid "cuuid".
- At the client side, the following environment variables need to be set:
export DAOS_POOL=puuid; export DAOS_SVCL=svcl; export DAOS_CONT=cuuidAlternatively, the unified namespace mode can be used instead.
- Run the client application or test.
Limitations to the current implementation include:
Reading Holes does not return 0, but leaves the buffer untouched.
No support for MPI file atomicity, preallocate, shared file pointers.