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Title: Extending the MPI-2 generalized request interface.

Abstract

The MPI-2 standard added a new feature to MPI called generalized requests. Generalized requests allow users to add new nonblocking operations to MPI while still using many pieces of MPI infrastructure such as request objects and the progress notification routines (MPI-Test, MPI-Wait). The generalized request design as it stands, however, has deficiencies regarding typical use cases. These deficiencies are particularly evident in environments that do not support threads or signals, such as the leading petascale systems (IBM Blue Gene/L, Cray XT3 and XT4). This paper examines these shortcomings, proposes extensions to the interface to overcome them, and presents implementation results.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
973469
Report Number(s):
ANL/MCS/CP-59474
TRN: US201006%%416
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.; Journal Volume: 4757; Journal Issue: 2007; Conference: 14th European PVM/MPI Users' Group Conference (EuroPVM/MPI2007); Sep. 30, 2007 - Oct. 3, 2007; Paris, France
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTER NETWORKS; DATA TRANSMISSION; COMPUTER CODES; DESIGN; IMPLEMENTATION

Citation Formats

Latham, R., Gropp, W., Ross, R., Thakur, R., and Mathematics and Computer Science. Extending the MPI-2 generalized request interface.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-75416-9_33.
Latham, R., Gropp, W., Ross, R., Thakur, R., & Mathematics and Computer Science. Extending the MPI-2 generalized request interface.. United States. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-75416-9_33.
Latham, R., Gropp, W., Ross, R., Thakur, R., and Mathematics and Computer Science. Mon . "Extending the MPI-2 generalized request interface.". United States. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-75416-9_33.
@article{osti_973469,
title = {Extending the MPI-2 generalized request interface.},
author = {Latham, R. and Gropp, W. and Ross, R. and Thakur, R. and Mathematics and Computer Science},
abstractNote = {The MPI-2 standard added a new feature to MPI called generalized requests. Generalized requests allow users to add new nonblocking operations to MPI while still using many pieces of MPI infrastructure such as request objects and the progress notification routines (MPI-Test, MPI-Wait). The generalized request design as it stands, however, has deficiencies regarding typical use cases. These deficiencies are particularly evident in environments that do not support threads or signals, such as the leading petascale systems (IBM Blue Gene/L, Cray XT3 and XT4). This paper examines these shortcomings, proposes extensions to the interface to overcome them, and presents implementation results.},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-75416-9_33},
journal = {Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.},
number = 2007,
volume = 4757,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}

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