[Beowulf] Writing MPICH2 programs

Tom Crick tc at cs.bath.ac.uk
Fri Jan 21 04:52:28 EST 2005


On Thu, 2005-01-20 at 18:46, Rusty Lusk wrote:
> From: Tom Crick <tc at cs.bath.ac.uk>
> 
> > Are there any resources for writing MPICH2 programs? I've found the MPICH2
> > User's Guide (Argonne National Laboratory), but haven't been able to find any
> > decent material detailing the approaches and methods to writing programs for
> > MPICH2.
> 
> MPICH2 is one implementation of MPI, which is an API for writing
> parallel programs.  I think what you want is help with writing MPI
> programs, which then will run on any MPI implementation, including
> MPICH2.

Ah ok, I had misunderstood the relevance of MPI and MPICH. Yes, I need
help in writing MPI programs! I don't want to write a normal C program
for a task and then convert it to work with MPI; it makes sense to
design for MPI from the start.

> Our own contribution in this area (plug alert!) is the pair of books,
> "Using MPI" (Gropp, Lusk, and Skjellum), and "Using MPI-2" (Gropp, Lusk,
> Thakur), There are other good books and book chapters around as well.

Thanks for the recommendation (and from Robert Brown) - I'd found these
books on Amazon when I was searching for resources yesterday, so I'll
check them out.

Has anyone written any nice MPI test programs that I could use to test
my cluster? I've been using the ones given with the MPICH2 distribution,
but it'd be good to try some others.

Thanks,

Tom Crick
tc at cs.bath.ac.uk
http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/~tc

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