[lustre-discuss] RE-Fortran IO problem

Bertini, Denis Dr. D.Bertini at gsi.de
Thu Feb 3 07:38:58 PST 2022

Dear Patrick,

Thanks for the quick answer.

Sorry for the broken link, i send anyway the code as an tarball in

my previous mail

I am myself using fortran together with Lustre,  using a different application

IO than pure fortran i.e MPI-IO or HDF5 and it works just fine.

I never used the pure fortran IO with lustre and was surprised by the

low performance on our filesystem that users reported.

In the tarball i adapted the pure fortran code to use a different application IO (HDF5).

In this case i see no preformance problem.

Could it be that i both case, there are data contention problem and/or temporal network

issue but the HDF5 IO is just more resilient  than fortran IO to these issue.

Anyway how to check properly for these Lustre system problem ( data contention/network)?



From: Patrick Farrell <pfarrell at ddn.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:15:16 PM
To: Bertini, Denis Dr.; lustre-discuss at lists.lustre.org
Subject: Re: RE-Fortran IO problem


FYI, the git link you provided seems to be non-public - it asks for a GSI login.

Fortran is widely used for applications on Lustre, so it's unlikely to be a fortran specific issue.  If you're seeing I/O rates drop suddenly during​ activity, rather than being reliably low for some particular operation, I would look to the broader Lustre system.  It may be suddenly extremely busy or there could be, eg, a temporary network issue - Assuming this is a system belonging to your institution, I'd check with your admins.

From: lustre-discuss <lustre-discuss-bounces at lists.lustre.org> on behalf of Bertini, Denis Dr. <D.Bertini at gsi.de>
Sent: Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:43 AM
To: lustre-discuss at lists.lustre.org <lustre-discuss at lists.lustre.org>
Subject: [lustre-discuss] RE-Fortran IO problem


Just as an add-on to my previous mail, the problem shows up also

with intel fortran  and it not specific to gnu fortran compiler.

So it seems to be linked to how the fortran IO is handled which

seems to be sub-optimal in cas of a Lustre filesystem.

I would be grateful if one can confirm/disconfirm  that.

Here again the access to the code i used for my benchmarks:




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