Learning from the success of MPI

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The Message Passing Interface (MPI) has been extremely successful as a portable way to program high-performance parallel computers. This success has occurred in spite of the view of many that message passing is difficult and that other approaches, including automatic parallelization and directive-based parallelism, are easier to use. This paper argues that MPI has succeeded because it addresses all of the important issues in providing a parallel programming model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Computing - HiPC 2001 - 8th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsBurkhard Monien, Viktor K. Prasanna, Sriram Vajapeyam
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540430091, 9783540430094
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on High Performance Computing, HiPC 2001 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: Dec 17 2001Dec 20 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other8th International Conference on High Performance Computing, HiPC 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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