12.2. Obtaining a Git clone

Open MPI’s Git repositories are hosted at GitHub.

  1. First, you will need a Git client. We recommend getting the latest version available. If you do not have the command git in your path, you will likely need to download and install Git.

  2. ompi is the main Open MPI repository where most active development is done. Git clone this repository. Note that the use of the --recursive CLI option is necessary because Open MPI uses Git submodules:

    shell$ git clone --recursive https://github.com/open-mpi/ompi.git

Note that Git is natively capable of using many forms of web proxies. If your network setup requires the user of a web proxy, consult the Git documentation for more details.