How do I compile my PVM code?

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Your PVM applications must contain the header files that defines all the functions and constants used by the PVM. Programs written in C should include header file pvm3.h, as follows


The Fortran programs should include header file fpvm3.h as follows

#INCLUDE 'fpvm3.h'

- In order to create your PVM executables, you must compile and link them with th appropriate libraries. For example the command

cc/f77/CC [compiler flags] [source files] [loader flags] -L$PVM_ROOT/lib/$PVM_ARCH -I$PVM_ROOT/include -lfpvm3 -lgpvm3 -lpvm3 [libraries needed by PVM] [other libraries]

will compile your program and link it to all needed libraries and include files.

The -lpmv3 is always required in the compile command,

the -lfpvm3 flag is required only in case you are using Fortran,

the -lgpvm3 flag is required only in case you are using dynamic groups.

- A more portable and efficient way to compile your programs is the use of the aimk makefile utility that come with PVM, it is a wrapper program for the UNIX make that determines the PVM machine architecture and sets the ARCHLIB to the necessary system libraries. To keep a portable environment for your PVM applications you can create your own portable aimk makefile called Makefile.aimk and use it to build and compile your codes.