Using MPI-2: A problem-based approach

William D Gropp, Ewing Lusk

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MPI-2 introduced many new capabilities, including dynamic process management, one-sided communication, and parallel I/O. Implementations of these features are becoming widespread. This tutorial shows how to use these features by showing all of the steps involved in designing, coding, and tuning solutions to specific problems. The problems are chosen for their practical use in applications as well as for their ability to illustrate specific MPI-2 topics. Complete examples that illustrate the use of MPI one-sided communication and MPI parallel I/O will be discussed and full source code will be made available to the attendees. Each example will include a hands-on lab session; these sessions will also introduce the use of performance and correctness debugging tools that are available for the MPI environment. Guidance on tuning MPI programs will be included, with examples and data from MPI implementations on a variety of parallel systems, including Sun, IBM, SGI, and clusters. Examples in C, Fortran, and C++ will be included. Familiarity with basic MPI usage will be assumed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface - 14th European PVM/MPI Users' Group Meeting, Proceedings
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9783540754152
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event14th European PVM/MPI Users' Group Meeting on Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface - Paris, France
Duration: Sep 30 2007Oct 3 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4757 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other14th European PVM/MPI Users' Group Meeting on Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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