Solution

Once you have set the environment variable

$PVM_ROOT

you can start the PVM console using the following command:

$PVM_ROOT/lib/pvm

The 'setenv' command in the console will generate a listing of the local environment set in PVM.

The 'conf' command will tell you which hosts are currently present within your virtual machine.

If there are problems with a specific node, try the command

add <node-name>

and see if it generates an error.​

Please note that the 2019 CSD Release is the last to include the ability to use GOLD with Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) for UNIX-based platforms. We recommend using a grid-engine based environment rather than PVM.


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