I would perhaps remember your statement like part of a religious scripture!
Request to you and everyone else: if you know of a good book and/or
online tutorial on 'how to write large parallel scientific programs',
I am sure it would be of immense use to everyone in this list.
On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 10:25 AM, Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Mar 5, 2009, at 9:29 AM, Shanyuan Gao wrote:
>> I am doing some research on MPI barrier operations. And I am ready
>> to do some performance test.
>> I wonder if there are any applications that using barriers a lot.
>> Please let me know if there
>> is any. Any comments are welcomed. Thanks!
> I don't remember who originally said it, but I've repeated the statement:
> any MPI program that relies on a barrier for correctness is an incorrect MPI
> There's anecdotal evidence that throwing in a barrier every once in a while
> can help reduce unexpected messages (and other things), and therefore
> improve performance a bit. But that's very application dependent, and
> usually not frequent.
> Why do you want to do a barrier? Particularly one that sounds like it might
> be in your critical performance path?
> Jeff Squyres
> Cisco Systems
> users mailing list