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Subject: [OMPI users] Multi-program between Java and C/Fortran...
From: Andre Dozier (hambre_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-07-18 03:18:29

I'm interested in connecting new Java programs with legacy programs
written in C and Fortran using MPI (so that they are machine independent
and parallel). To try this out at first, I was hoping to simply Send
arrays of basic datatypes (integer, floats, etc.) from a Java program to
a simple C or Fortran program. So, I put together a simple example, but
am unable to Send or Receive anything (the program just freezes... I'm
guessing it freezes at the MPI_Send and MPI_Recv calls). What am I doing
wrong (see code below)?

*Java program - (sending program): *
import mpi.*;
public class interopj
     public static void main(String args[])

         int rank = MPI.COMM_WORLD.Rank();
         int size = MPI.COMM_WORLD.Size();

         int offset = 0, cnt = 1;
         int buf[] = new int[cnt];

         for (int i = 1; i < size; i++)
             buf[0] = i;
             System.out.println("Sending " + i);
             MPI.COMM_WORLD.Send(buf, offset, cnt, MPI.INT, i, 0);

     catch (Exception e)
         catch(Exception ex)

*C program - interop.c (receiving program): *
#include "mpi.h"
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
   int rank, size;
   int i, bsize;
   MPI_Status status;

   MPI_Init(&argc, &argv);
   MPI_Comm_rank(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &rank);
   MPI_Comm_size(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &size);

   bsize = 1;
   int buf[bsize];
   printf("Waiting for an integer");
   MPI_Recv(&buf, 1, MPI_INT, 0, 0, MPI_COMM_WORLD, &status);
   printf("Received %d", buf[0]);

   return 0;

*Makefile: *
CC = mpicc
JCC = mpijavac
LIB = /usr/local/lib

all: interop interopj

interop: interop.c
     $(CC) -o interop interop.c

     $(JCC) -cp $(LIB)/mpi.jar

*Shell file to run a test: *
echo Building
make -B
echo Running
mpirun -np 1 java interopj : -np 2 interop

Thanks for your help in advance,