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

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Nov 10 10:45:10 PST 2012

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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

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
Selling & shipping of the book is done through

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:

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:

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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