[Beowulf] New MPI-3.0 standard in hardcover - the green book

Prentice Bisbal prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Tue Nov 13 10:23:47 PST 2012


I just picked up my copy. Never actually read the previous version (the
yellow book), but I'll read this one cover to cover. I swear.
On Nov 10, 2012 11:45 AM, "Eugen Leitl" <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> ----- Forwarded message from Rolf Rabenseifner <rabenseifner at hlrs.de>
> -----
>
> From: Rolf Rabenseifner <rabenseifner at hlrs.de>
> Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:03:13 +0100 (CET)
> To: eugen at leitl.org
> Subject: New MPI-3.0 standard in hardcover - the green book
>
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> Please forward this announcement to any colleagues who may be
> interested. Our apologies if you receive multiple copies.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Dear MPI user,
>
> now, the new official MPI-3.0 standard (Sep. 21, 2012)
> in hardcover can be shipped to anywhere in the world.
>
> As a service (at costs) for users of the Message Passing Interface,
> HLRS has printed the new Standard, Version 3.0 (852 pages)
> in hardcover. The price is only 19.50 Euro or 25 US-$.
>
> You can find a picture of the book and the text of the standard at
> http://www.mpi-forum.org/docs/docs.html
> Selling & shipping of the book is done through
>
>         https://fs.hlrs.de/projects/par/mpi/mpi30/
>
>
> MPI-3.0 implemetations will be available soon.
> See Richard Graham "The MPI-3.0 Standard", slides 53-54,
> presented at the EuroMPI, Sep 24-26, 2012 in Vienna:
> http://www.par.univie.ac.at/conference/eurompi2012/docs/s7t2.pdf
>
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> See also at SC12, Salt Lake City, HLRS-booth 1036, Nov. 12-15 and
>  - MPICH BOF,   Tuesday   Nov. 13, 12:15-1:15pm, Room 155-B
>  - OpenMPI BOF, Wednesday Nov. 14, 12:15-1:15pm, Room 155-B
>  - MPI-3.0 BOF, Thursday  Nov. 15, 12:15-1:15pm, Room 355-A
> A limited number of the books will be available directly there.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> Details on MPI-3.0:
> -------------------
> MPI-3.0 is a new version of the MPI standard that better serves the
> needs of the parallel computing community for better platform and
> application support.
>
> Major improvements are:
>  - Improvements to the one-sided communication:
>     -- New window allocation methods
>     -- New RMA interfaces
>     -- Special support for clusters of shared memory nodes
>  - Nonblocking collectives
>  - Scalable sparse collectives (neighbor communication in topologies)
>  - Thread-safe message probe
>  - New MPI Fortran binding that is the first time consistent
>    with the Fortran standard: the new mpi_f08 module
>  - Enhancements for the existing Fortran mpi module
>  - Non-collective communicator creation
>  - Support for large counts (larger than 32 bit values)
>  - Enhancements to MPI_Init, etc.
>  - Additional new tools interface
>  - The MPIR process acquisition interface (an extra document).
> Major removals are:
>  - Some MPI-1.1 functionality that was deprecated since MPI-2.0.
>  - For C++ programming, the C++ bindings were substituted
>    by the C bindings. For this, several MPI-2.2 errata items
>    were defined.
>
> Best regards
> Rolf Rabenseifner
>
> PS: Picture of the book:
>
> http://www.mpi-forum.org/docs/images/mpi-report-3.0-2012-09-21-as-1book.jpg
>
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> Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner .. . . . . . . . . . email rabenseifner at hlrs.de
> High Performance Computing Center (HLRS) . phone ++49(0)711/685-65530
> University of Stuttgart .. . . . . . . . . fax : ++49(0)711/685-65832
> Head of Dpmt Parallel Computing .. .. www.hlrs.de/people/rabenseifner
> Nobelstr. 19, D-70550 Stuttgart, Germany
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