This publication documents the SGI implementation of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) supported on Linux systems and SGI MIPS based systems running IRIX release 6.5 or later.
MPI consists of a library, a profiling library, and commands that support the MPI interface. MPI is a component of the SGI Message Passing Toolkit (MPT).
MPT is a software package that supports parallel programming on large systems and clusters of computer systems through a technique known as message passing. IRIX systems running MPI applications must also be running Array Services software version 3.1 or later.
Material about MPI is available from a variety of sources. Some of these, particularly webpages, include pointers to other resources. Following is a grouped list of these sources.
The MPI standard:
As a technical report: University of Tennessee report (reference  from Using MPI: Portable Parallel Programming with the Message-Passing Interface, by Gropp, Lusk, and Skjellum).
As online PostScript or hypertext on the Web:
As a journal article in the International Journal of Supercomputer Applications, volume 8, number 3/4, 1994. See also International Journal of Supercomputer Applications, volume 12, number 1/4, pages 1 to 299, 1998.
Book: Using MPI: Portable Parallel Programming with the Message-Passing Interface, by Gropp, Lusk, and Skjellum, publication TPD-0011.
SGI manual: SpeedShop User's Guide
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