[phenixbb] unstable phenix?

Nathaniel Echols nechols at lbl.gov
Thu Aug 25 08:28:07 PDT 2011

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 8:18 AM, Kenneth A. Satyshur <satyshur at wisc.edu> wrote:
> We are running phenix (743) on a RHEL5 dual quad, multithread, making a composite
> omit map pf a very large structure (750 AA) and the system keeps getting locked up.
> Have anyone else seen this type of problem? Does multiprocessing work well on RHEL
> or just FC versions? We needed to install the FC8 version (/phenix-1.7.1-743/build/intel-linux-2.6-x86_64)
> to get it to work. So maybe we are using the wrong version? Shoiuld I recompile it for
> our system?

As far as I know we haven't heard of compatibility problems between
RedHat/Fedora versions; the Fedora 3 build is usually very portable.
I'm actually surprised that the FC8 build works, because I'm pretty
sure it uses newer versions of many things than RHEL5.  But you should
use whatever works, of course.  Compiling from source is theoretically
the safest option, but there are a few systems on which wxPython
mysteriously fails to build, including CentOS 5.  I don't know whether
RHEL 5 will have the same problem.

> Why is the gui always open when we are running long jobs (many days)? We need to
> put this stuff in the background and log out so someone else can run.



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