The Message Passing Interface (MPI) standard
What is MPI?
MPI is a library specification for message-passing, proposed as a standard
by a broadly based committee of vendors, implementors, and users.
How can I learn about MPI?
- Materials for learning MPI
- Papers discussing the design of MPI
and its implementations
What Libraries and applications are available in MPI?
A number of libraries and applications that use
MPI are available.
Where is MPI going?
The MPI Forum has completed an effort to extend MPI. Information is available from the MPI Forum Home Page.
What tools related to MPI are available?
A number of tools for an MPI environment exist.
What papers have been published about MPI?
A list of papers that either discuss MPI
or use MPI in applications is available.
How does MPI compare to other message-passing systems?
For technical computing, MPI has displaced most other message-passing
systems. For a comparison of MPI and PVM, see
Why are PVM and
MPI So Different by
William Gropp and Ewing Lusk (The Fourth European PVM - MPI Users' Group
Meeting). A longer version entitled PVM and MPI
are completely different is also available.
A discussion of the reasons for the differences is available in
Guiding Design: PVM and MPI (also available as
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