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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] How to create multi-thread parallel program using thread-safe send and recv?
From: Terry Frankcombe (terry_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-22 19:39:22

If you want all threads to communicate via MPI, and your initially
launching multiple parents, I don't really see the advantage of using
threads at all. Why not launch 12 MPI processes?

On Tue, 2009-09-22 at 10:32 -0700, Eugene Loh wrote:
> guosong wrote:
> > Thanks for responding. I used a linux cluster. I think I would like
> > to create a model that is multithreaded and each thread can make MPI
> > calls. I attached test code as follow. It has two pthreads and there
> > are MPI calls in both of those two threads. In the main function,
> > there are also MPI calls. Should I use a full multithreading?
> I guess so. It seems like the created threads are expected to make
> independent/concurrent message-passing calls. Do read the link I
> sent. You need to convert from MPI_Init to MPI_Init_thread(), asking
> for a full-multithreaded model and checking that you got it. Also
> note in main() that the MPI_Isend() calls should be matched with
> MPI_Wait() or similar calls. I guess the parent thread will sit in
> such calls while the child threads do their own message passing. Good
> luck.
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