Where does MPI need to grow?

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MPI has been a successful parallel programming model. The combination of performance, scalability, composability, and support for libraries has made it relatively easy to build complex parallel applications. However, MPI is by no means the perfect parallel programming model. This talk will review the strengths of MPI with respect to other parallel programming models and discuss some of the weaknesses and limitations of MPI in the areas of performance, productivity, scalability, and interoperability. The talk will conclude with a discussion of what extensions (or even changes) may be needed in MPI, and what issues should be addressed by combining MPI with other parallel programming models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface - 13th European PVM/MPI User's Group Meeting, Proceedings
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)354039110X, 9783540391104
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event13th European PVM/MPI User's Group Meeting - Bonn, Germany
Duration: Sep 17 2006Sep 20 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4192 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other13th European PVM/MPI User's Group Meeting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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