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The project was completed by Saminda Wijeratne, a Masters students studying Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Our students join the HPCC Systems Research and Development team and this was a project that was more on the side of research. Although MPI is now the industry standard, it wasn’t when we were first designing and implementing HPCC Systems back in the year 2000, in particular our Thor cluster. MPI was quite unstable in those days and considered too risky, so we built our own solution which serves us very well.  We had been curious for some time about how MPI compares with our solution so having Saminda on the team was a great opportunity to have someone focus on finding out the answers to the questions we had been thinking about for some time.

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Project Description

Replace existing socket-based message passing api with an open-source MPI (such as openmpi or mvapich)