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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Introduce myself.
From: Brock Palen (brockp_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-05 23:39:53

The best online way to learn MPI I have ever found was the NCSA class

OpenMPI and MPICH both implement the same standard set of functions
put forth at the MPI Forum. Each OpenMPI and MPICH have their own
strong points and weaknesses and bugs. But if you write a MPI app it
should work the same using ether libraries after a recompile but not
editing (one would hope). You really want to have this portableness
when using MPI libraries on the SGI Altix or IBM Blue Gene which are
unique to those systems but are not available on a desktop where you
develop that code. MPI should allow you use develop using OpenMPI or
MPICH and then run on a Altix with MPT with little change. Thats the
goal at-least.

  MPI-2 was a update that added features to MPI-1.1 such as the IO
calls, process spawning, and one sided operation (MPI_Get() MPI_Put()).

Brock Palen
Center for Advanced Computing

On Apr 5, 2008, at 9:00 PM, Davi Vercillo C. Garcia wrote:
> HI all,
> My name is Davi Vercillo and I'm from Brazil. I'm starting right now
> to study MPI and I'll use the implementation of OpenMPI for this. I
> want to know if there is a kind of "MPI for Dummies" that I can find
> in Internet. Another thing that I would like to know is what the
> diference with others implementations of MPI like MPICH, MPI-2, etc.
> PS: Sorry about my english.
> --
> Davi Vercillo Carneiro Garcia
> Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
> Departamento de Ciência da Computação
> "Good things come to those who... wait." - Debian Project
> "A computer is like air conditioning: it becomes useless when you open
> windows." - Linus Torvalds
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