[Beowulf] large MPI adopters

Tom Elken tom.elken at qlogic.com
Tue Oct 7 11:01:58 EDT 2008


> [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Gerry Creager
> The list isn't small: As Dan mentions, the drug companies are 
> big users, 
> although there's a fair bit of openMPI operation in their codes, too. 
Gerry,
I'm sure you meant
                                 OpenMP
(standard shared-memory threaded parallelism)

So easy for fingers to type "MPI".

Even though MPI has far more usage than OpenMP, I have to stick up for
it as a former shared-memory advocate from my SGI days and as a member
of the OpenMP ARB.

-Tom

> CFD in aerospace, and auto manufacturers.  The US military almost 
> certainly does parallel processing involving both message passing and 
> Monte Carlo simulations.  I've written code that solves physical and 
> satellite geodesy problems using PVM (but I was young and that was a 
> long time ago; today I'd use MPI); a variant of that was apparently 
> moved to the production world after I changed positions and couldn't 
> support it anymore.
> 
> I'm not sure to tell you who the biggest corporate users are. 
>  It likely 
> depends on one's exposure to even have an opinion.  However, for the 
> biggest corporate users I'm aware of in my immediate area, 
> Schlumberger, 
> Exxon-Mobil, Shell Exploration, and Chevron come to mind.  This is 
> obviously a very incomplete list.
> </informative>
> 
> Gerry
> 

>> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org 
> [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] 
> >> On Behalf Of Andrea Di Blas
> >> Sent: 13 August 2008 00:37
> >> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> >> Subject: [Beowulf] large MPI adopters
> >>
> >> hello,
> >>
> >>
> >> I am curious about what companies, besides the national 
> labs of course,
> >> use any implementation of MPI to support large 
> applications of any kind,
> >> whether only internally (like mapreduce for google, for 
> example) or not.
> >>
> >> does anybody know of any cases?
> >> thank you and best regards,
> >>
> >>
> >> andrea
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> Andrea Di Blas,  UCSC
> >> School of Engineering
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