Lesson 12

Date: 4/21/2010
Computational clusters
Linux for Engineering and IT applications

General MPI Program Structure
  • MPI include header file #include "mpi.h"
  • Initialize MPI environment
  • Main coding and Message Passing calls
  • Terminate MPI environment
  • Major Environment Management Routines

      MPI_Init (&argc,&argv)
      MPI_Comm_size (comm,&size)
      MPI_Comm_rank (comm,&rank)
      MPI_Abort (comm,errorcode)
      MPI_Get_processor_name (&name,&resultlength)
      MPI_Finalize ()
    Environment Management Routines Example
       #include "mpi.h"
       #include <stdio.h>
       int main(argc,argv)
       int argc;
       char *argv[]; {
       int  numtasks, rank, rc; 
       char processor_name[MPI_MAX_PROCESSOR_NAME];
       int  namelen;
       rc = MPI_Init(&argc,&argv);
       if (rc != MPI_SUCCESS) {
         printf ("Error starting MPI program. Terminating.\n");
         MPI_Abort(MPI_COMM_WORLD, rc);
       printf ("Number of tasks= %d My rank= %d My processor name=%s\n", numtasks,rank ,processor_name);
       /*******  do some work *******/

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