Advanced MPI Tutorial at ISC High Performance 2019

Advanced MPI Tutorial

  • When: Sunday, June 16, 9am – 6pm
  • Where: Applaus, Messe Frankfurt Tor Ost (East Gate) Hall 3, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Presenters: Pavan Balaji (Argonne National Laboratory), Torsten Hoefler (D-INFK ETH Zurich), Antonio Pena (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) and Yanfei Guo (Argonne National Laboratory)

The ECP Project will host an advanced Message-Passing Interface (MPI) Tutorial on June 16. This tutorial will cover a vast of new features that are being introduced in MPI-3. The tutorial is offered as part of the ISC High Performance 2019. The registration is open to everyone through the ISC registration page.

The Message Passing Interface (MPI) has been the de facto standard for parallel programming for nearly two decades now. However, a vast majority of applications only rely on basic MPI-1 features without taking advantage of the rich set of functionalities the rest of the standard provides. Further, with the advent of MPI-3 (released in September 2012), a vast number of new features are being introduced in MPI, including efficient one-sided communication, support for external tools, non-blocking collective operations, and improved support for topology-aware data movement. The upcoming MPI-4 standard aims at introducing further improvements to the standard in a number of aspects. This is an advanced-level tutorial that will provide an overview of various powerful features in MPI, especially with MPI-2 and MPI-3, and will present a brief preview into what is being planned for MPI-4.