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An Introduction to Parallel Programming Using MPI

  • Joe Pitt-Francis
  • Jonathan WhiteleyEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)

Abstract

The most common type of high-performance parallel computer is a distributed memory computer: a computer that consists of many processors, each with their own individual memory, that can only access the data stored by other processors by passing messages across a network. This chapter serves as an introduction to the Message Passing Interface (MPI), which is a widely used library of code for writing parallel programs on distributed memory architectures. Although the MPI libraries contain many different functions, basic code may be written using only a very small subset of these functions. By providing a basic guide to these commonly used functions you will be able to write simple MPI programs, edit MPI programs written by other programmers, and understand the function calls when using a scientific library built on MPI.

Keywords

Message Passing Interface (MPI) Distributed Memory Programming Parallel Linear Algebra Central Halo Mpirun Command 
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References

The Message-Passing Interface (MPI)

  1. 9.
    Gropp, W., Lusk, E., Skjellum, A.: Using MPI: Portable Parallel Programming with the Message-Passing Interface, 2nd edn. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge (1999) Google Scholar
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    Gropp, W., Lusk, E., Thakur, R.: Using MPI-2: Advanced Features of the Message-Passing Interface. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge (1999) Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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