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Help needed with running mpich2 plugin using starcluster

From: Subbarao Kota <no email>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:57:45 -0500

Hello, I received the below error when attempted to run the mpich2 plugin on a 2-node cluster of t1.micro instance via starcluster. Can you please let me know what needs to be fixed or corrected? what additional information you will need to help.

Please advise. Thanks.


StarCluster - ( (v. 0.93.1)
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>>> Running plugin mpich2
>>> Creating MPICH2 hosts file
!!! ERROR - Error occurred while running plugin 'mpich2':
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/StarCluster-0.93.1-py2.7.egg/starcluster/", line 1482, in run_plugin
  File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/StarCluster-0.93.1-py2.7.egg/starcluster/plugins/", line 33, in run
    mpich2_hosts = master.ssh.remote_file(self.MPICH2_HOSTS, 'w')
  File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/StarCluster-0.93.1-py2.7.egg/starcluster/", line 290, in remote_file
    rfile =, mode)
  File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/StarCluster-0.93.1-py2.7.egg/starcluster/", line 180, in sftp
    self._sftp = paramiko.SFTPClient.from_transport(self.transport)
  File "build/bdist.macosx-10.7-intel/egg/paramiko/", line 106, in from_transport
    return cls(chan)
  File "build/bdist.macosx-10.7-intel/egg/paramiko/", line 87, in __init__
    server_version = self._send_version()
  File "build/bdist.macosx-10.7-intel/egg/paramiko/", line 108, in _send_version
    t, data = self._read_packet()
  File "build/bdist.macosx-10.7-intel/egg/paramiko/", line 179, in _read_packet
    raise SFTPError('Garbage packet received')
SFTPError: Garbage packet received
Received on Mon Feb 20 2012 - 14:57:46 EST
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