Using MPI: Portable Parallel Programming with the Message Passing Interface; Using MPI-2: Advanced Features of the Message Passing Interface / Edition 2

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Overview

The Message Passing Interface (MPI) specification is widely used for solving significant scientific and engineering problems on parallel computers. There exist more than a dozen implementations on computer platforms ranging from IBM SP-2 supercomputers to clusters of PCs running Windows NT or Linux ("Beowulf" machines). The initial MPI Standard document, MPI-1, was recently updated by the MPI Forum. The new version, MPI-2, contains both significant enhancements to the existing MPI core and new features.Using MPI is a completely up-to-date version of the authors'1994 introduction to the core functions of MPI. It adds material on the new C++ and Fortran 90bindings for MPI throughout the book. It contains greater discussion of datatype extents, the most frequently misunderstood feature of MPI-1, as well as material on the new extensions to basic MPIfunctionality added by the MPI-2 Forum in the area of MPI datatypes and collective operations.UsingMPI-2 covers the new extensions to basic MPI. These include parallel I/O, remote memory access operations, and dynamic process management. The volume also includes material on tuning MPIapplications for high performance on modern MPI implementations.This two-volume set contains UsingMPI and Using MPI-2.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262571340
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Scientific and Engineering Computation
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 732
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

William Gropp is the Director of the Parallel Computing Institute and the Deputy Director forResearch at the Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies. He is also a Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Mr.

Gropp is the series editor for the MIT Press Scientific and Engineering Computation series.

Ewing Lusk is Senior Computer Scientist, MCS Division, both at Argonne National Laboratory.

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