MPI is a great transport-agnostic inter-process communication (IPC) mechanism. Regardless of where the peer process is that you’re trying to communicate with, MPI shuttles messages back and forth with it.
In my last post, I talked about why MPI wrapper compilers are Good for you. The short version is that it is faaar easier to use a wrapper compiler than
An interesting thread on the Open MPI user’s mailing list came up the other day: a user wanted Open MPI’s “mpicc” wrapper compiler to accept the same command line options
I retweeted a tweet today that may seem strange for an MPI guy. I was echoing the sentiment that not everything in HPC revolves around MPI. My rationale for retweeting
One of the nice features of MPI is that its applications don’t have to worry about connection management. There’s no concept of “open a connection to peer X” — in
In the vein of awesome software releases (ahem…), Hardware Locality (hwloc) v1.2.1 has been released. As the “.1” implies, this is a bug fix release of a bunch of little