[Beowulf] large MPI adopters

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Wed Oct 8 08:00:36 EDT 2008


Tom,

I looked at that and *THOUGHT* it looked funny, but I was unable to see 
the typo.  Yeah, OpenMP.  Both have their place, which is sometimes 
integrated into the same application!

gerry

Tom Elken wrote:
>> [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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