Compiling Parallel HDF5-1.12.0 with OpenMPI and GCC6

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  1. GNU GCC-6.5
  2. OpenMPI-3.1.4


% tar -zxvf hdf5-1.12.0.tar.gz
% cd hdf5-1.12.0
% CC=mpicc ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/hdf5-1.12.0-gcc6 --enable-parallel --enable-hl --with-zlib=/usr/local/zlib-1.2.11-gcc6
                   Parallel HDF5: yes
Parallel Filtered Dataset Writes: yes
              Large Parallel I/O: yes
              High-level library: yes
                Build HDF5 Tests: yes
                Build HDF5 Tools: yes
                    Threadsafety: no
             Default API mapping: v112
  With deprecated public symbols: yes
          I/O filters (external): deflate(zlib)
                   Map (H5M) API: no
                      Direct VFD: no
              (Read-Only) S3 VFD: no
            (Read-Only) HDFS VFD: no
                         dmalloc: no
  Packages w/ extra debug output: AC,B2,CX,D,F,HL,I,O,S,ST,T,Z
                     API tracing: yes
            Using memory checker: no
 Memory allocation sanity checks: yes
          Function stack tracing: no
       Strict file format checks: yes
    Optimization instrumentation: yes
% make check
% make install

Compiling HDF5-1.8.17 with Intel-15.0.6 and Intel-MPI-5.0.6

Step 1: Preparing the prerequisites

$ vim .bashrc
source /usr/local/intel_2015/bin/ intel64
source /usr/local/intel_2015/impi/ intel64
source /usr/local/intel_2015/mkl/bin/ intel64
export CC=icc
export CXX=icpc
export F77=ifort
export MPICC=mpicc
export MPICXX=mpiicpc
export CFLAGS="-O3 -xHost -fno-alias -align"
export FFLAGS="-O3 -xHost -fno-alias -align"
export CXXFLAGS="-O3 -xHost -fno-alias -align"
export FFlags="-I/usr/local/intel_2015/impi/ -L/usr/local/intel_2015/impi/"

Step 2: Compile zlib-1

See Compile zlib-1.2.8 with Intel-15.0.6

Step 3: Configure the HDF5

$ tar -zxvf hdf5-1.8.17.tar.gz
$ cd hdf5-1.8.17
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/hdf5-1.8.17 --enable-fortran --enable-cxx
$ make
$ make check
$ make install


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