Description: MPI (Message Passing Interface) is the de facto standard for parallel programming, defining how concurrent processes can communicate and hence work together to complete a given task in a shorter time. This course builds on the Introduction to MPI course, exploring some more advanced but potentially very useful topics: Cartesian topologies, MPI derived data types, user-defined binary operators, groups and communicators. Each section of the course is supported by practical exercises.
Aimed at: Anyone interested in a fuller understanding of the capabilities of MPI.
Prerequisites: Attendees must already be familar with the content of the Introduction to MPI course, i.e. with the use of point-to-point and collective communication.
Attendees should be able to program in either Fortran or C
and be familiar with working in a
(i.e., you should be able to connect to a machine remotely,
UNIX commands, edit a source file and understand
the elementary steps in compiling object files and creating executables).
Duration: 1 day.
After Course Attendees Will: Be familiar with some of the more advanced features of MPI and in a position to take the One-sided MPI Communication and MPI-IO course.
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