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discovers communicating ranks given one-sided information, moving constant-sized data in the process (often message lengths)


#include "petscsys.h"  
PetscErrorCode PetscCommBuildTwoSided(MPI_Comm comm,PetscMPIInt count,MPI_Datatype dtype,PetscMPIInt nto,const PetscMPIInt *toranks,const void *todata,PetscMPIInt *nfrom,PetscMPIInt **fromranks,void *fromdata)
Collective on MPI_Comm

Input Arguments

comm - communicator
count - number of entries to send/receive (must match on all ranks)
dtype - datatype to send/receive from each rank (must match on all ranks)
nto - number of ranks to send data to
toranks - ranks to send to (array of length nto)
todata - data to send to each rank (packed)

Output Arguments

nfrom - number of ranks receiving messages from
fromranks - ranks receiving messages from (length nfrom; caller should PetscFree())
fromdata - packed data from each rank, each with count entries of type dtype (length nfrom, caller responsible for PetscFree())

Options Database Keys

-build_twosided <allreduce|ibarrier|redscatter> -algorithm to set up two-sided communication


This memory-scalable interface is an alternative to calling PetscGatherNumberOfMessages() and PetscGatherMessageLengths(), possibly with a subsequent round of communication to send other constant-size data.

Basic data types as well as contiguous types are supported, but non-contiguous (e.g., strided) types are not.


1. -Hoefler, Siebert and Lumsdaine, The MPI_Ibarrier implementation uses the algorithm in Scalable communication protocols for dynamic sparse data exchange, 2010.

See Also

PetscGatherNumberOfMessages(), PetscGatherMessageLengths()

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