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MPI-3 for increased portability and performance

The Message Passing Interface (MPI) is an inter-process communication interface. MPI enables data exchange between different processes through a strictly standardized API, and for this reason, MPI is regarded as the de facto parallel programming model for supercomputers. Recently, the latest standard, MPI-3, has arrived.

Evolution of the MPI programming standard.

In particular, this new version of MPI is able to address shared-memory application, which can potentially make the use of POSIX threads or OpenMP obsolete. The main objective of this master thesis is to answer whether MPI-3 is as good as a hybrid MPI+OpenMP approach.


What you will do:

  • Learn to implement simple test problems using MPI-3 and gather knowledge about the differences between MPI-3 and MPI-1/MPI-2.
  • Compare pure MPI-3 based implementations between those programmed by the traditional MPI+OpenMP approach.
  • Apply MPI-3 programming to a real-world application.

What you will learn:

  • Advanced MPI programming
  • Basic OpenMP programming
  • How to use a supercomputer


  • Good (serial) programming skills
  • Entrance-level knowledge of numerical methods
  • A lot of courage and dedication
Emneord: Parallel programming, MPI
Publisert 15. sep. 2014 00:45 - Sist endret 15. nov. 2018 16:25

Omfang (studiepoeng)