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T. Hoefler, J. Dinan, D. Buntinas, P. Balaji, B. Barrett, R. Brightwell, W. Gropp, V. Kale, R. Thakur:

 Leveraging MPI's One-Sided Communication Interface for Shared-Memory Programming

(Vol 7490, Nr. , In Recent Advances in the Message Passing Interface - 19th European MPI Users' Group Meeting, EuroMPI 2012, Vienna, Austria, September 23-26, 2012. Proceedings, presented in Vienna, Austria, pages , Springer, ISSN: , ISBN: 978-3-642-33517-4, Sep. 2012, )
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Abstract

Hybrid parallel programming with MPI for internode communication in conjunction with a shared-memory programming model to manage intranode parallelism has become a dominant approach to scalable parallel programming. While this model provides a great deal of flexibility and performance potential, it saddles programmers with the complexity of utilizing two parallel programming systems in the same application. We introduce an MPI-integrated shared-memory programming model that is incorporated into MPI through a small extension to the one-sided communication interface. We discuss the integration of this interface with the upcoming MPI 3.0 one-sided semantics and describe solutions for providing portable and efficient data sharing, atomic operations, and memory consistency. We describe an implementation of the new interface in the MPICH2 and Open MPI implementations and demonstrate an average performance improvement of 40% to the communication component of a five-point stencil solver.

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@inproceedings{mpi-shared-mem-win,
  author={T. Hoefler and J. Dinan and D. Buntinas and P. Balaji and B. Barrett and R. Brightwell and W. Gropp and V. Kale and R. Thakur},
  title={{Leveraging MPI's One-Sided Communication Interface for Shared-Memory Programming}},
  year={2012},
  month={09},
  pages={},
  volume={7490},
  number={},
  booktitle={Recent Advances in the Message Passing Interface - 19th European MPI Users' Group Meeting, EuroMPI 2012, Vienna, Austria, September 23-26, 2012. Proceedings},
  location={Vienna, Austria},
  publisher={Springer},
  issn={},
  isbn={978-3-642-33517-4},
  note={},
}