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NAME

       lamgrow - Extend a LAM multicomputer.

SYNOPSIS

       lamgrow [-hvd] [-cpu num] [-n nodeid] [-no-schedule] [-ssi key value] hostname

OPTIONS

       -cpu num      Indicate how many CPUs are available to LAM on the new node.

       -d            Turn on debugging output.  This implies -v.

       -h            Print useful information on this command.

       -n nodeid     Assign this ID to the new node.

       -no-schedule  Indicate that C and N expansion in mpirun and lamexec should not schedule on
                     this node.

       -ssi key value
                     Send arguments to various SSI modules.  See the "SSI" section, below.

       -v            Be verbose.

       hostname      Extend LAM with this host.

DESCRIPTION

       An existing LAM universe, initiated by lamboot(1), can be enlarged to include  more  nodes
       with  lamgrow.   One  new  node is added for each invocation.  At a minimum, the host name
       that will run the new node is given on  the  command  line.   If  a  different  userid  is
       required  to  access  the host, it is specified with the appropriate boot SSI options (see
       lamssi_boot(7)).

       The new node can be assigned any unused, non-negative identifier.   If  no  identifier  is
       specified, the highest node identifier in the current LAM universe plus one is used.  Note
       that lamboot(1) always assigns node identifiers consecutively from 0.

       lamgrow can be run from any node in the current LAM universe.  Specifically --  it  cannot
       be  run  from  the  intended  new  host.   Two  invocations  of  lamgrow  should  not  run
       concurrently, and the command attempts to detect this situation.  The  name  of  the  host
       specified  in  lamgrow  should  not  be the one which is already present in the user's LAM
       universe and the command attempts to detect this situation too.

       Resource managers will be the most common user of lamgrow.  When hosts become idle  and  a
       user  has  expressed  a  desire  to the manager that extra cycles should be exploited, the
       manager could invoke lamgrow and then launch the specified application process(es) on  the
       new node.

EXAMPLES

       lamgrow -v newhost
           Start  LAM  on  newhost  and  add  it  to  the existing LAM universe.  Choose the next
           available node identifier and report about important steps as they are done.

       lamgrow -n 30 newhost
           Start LAM on newhost with node ID 30 and add it to the existing LAM universe.  Operate
           silently.

FILES

       laminstalldir/etc/lam-conf.lamd   default   configuration   file   for  LAM  nodes,  where
                                         "laminstalldir"  is  the  directory  where  LAM/MPI  was
                                         installed.

BUGS

       It  is  not currently possible to specify a configuration file other than lam-conf.lamd on
       the remote node, even though this is possible with lamboot.

SEE ALSO

       lamboot(1), lamhalt(1), hboot(1), lamwipe(1), tkill(1), bhost(5), conf(5), lamssi_boot(7)