MPISH2: Unix Integration for MPI Programs

  • Narayan Desai
  • Ewing Lusk
  • Rick Bradshaw
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3666)

Abstract

While MPI is the most common mechanism for expressing parallelism, MPI programs remain poorly integrated in Unix environments. We introduce MPISH2, an MPI process manager analogous to serial Unix shells. It provides better integration capabilities for MPI programs by providing a uniform execution mechanism for parallel and serial programs, exposing return codes and standard I/O stream information.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narayan Desai
    • 1
  • Ewing Lusk
    • 1
  • Rick Bradshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematics and Computer Science DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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