MPI for the Next Generation of Supercomputing
05 Dec 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Andrew Lumsdaine
Despite premature rumours of its demise, MPI continues to be the de facto standard for high-performance parallel computing. Nonetheless, supercomputing software and the high-end ecosystem continue to advance, creating challenges to several aspects of MPI. In this talk we will review the design and functionality of MPI and discuss the reasons for its historical success. In light of current trends in hardware and software, we will discuss recent efforts that are intended to keep MPI relevant, productive, and efficient for the next generation of supercomputing.