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MPI Code

There are currently two MPI stacks installed on ADA; OpenMPI and Intel MPI. The recommended MPI stack for software development is the Intel MPI software stack and most of this section will focus on this MPI stack.

Compiling MPI Code

To compile MPI code a MPI compiler wrapper is used. The wrapper will call the appropriate underlying compiler with additional linker flags specific for MPI programs. The Intel MPI software stack has wrappers for Intel compilers as well as wrappers for gnu compilers. Any argument not recognized by the wrapper will be passed to the underlying compiler. Therefore, any valid compiler flag (Intel or gnu) will also work when using the mpi wrappers

The following table shows the most commonly used mpi wrappers used by Intel MPI.


MPI wrapper Compiler Language Example
mpiicc icc C mpiicc <compiler_flags> prog.c
mpicc gcc C mpicc <compiler_flags> prog.c
mpiicpc icpc C++ mpiicpcp <compiler_flags> prog.cpp
mpicxx g++ C++ mpicxx <compiler_flags> prog.cpp
mpiifort ifort Fortran mpiifort <compiler_flags> prog.f90
mpif90 gfortran Fortran mpif90 <compiler_flags> prog.f90


Example 1: compile MPI program named mpi_prog.c, written in C, and name it mpi_prog.x. Use the underlying Intel compiler with -O3 optimization

-bash-4.1$ mpiifort -o mpi_prog.x -openmp mpi_prog.f90 

Example 2: compile MPI program that also contains OpenMP directives, written in Fortran, and name it mpi_prog.x. Use the underlying Intel compiler.

-bash-4.1$ mpiicc -o mpi_prog.x -O3 mpi_prog.c 

Example 2: compile MPI program that also contains OpenMP directives, written in Fortran, and name it mpi_prog.x. Use the underlying Intel compiler.

-bash-4.1$ mpiifort -o mpi_prog.x -openmp mpi_prog.f90

Example 3: same as Example 2, but this time use underlying gnu Fortran compiler.

-bash-4.1$ mpif90 -o mpi_prog.x -fopenmp mpi_prog.f90 

To see complete compiler command when calling any of the wrapper functions above use the **-show** flag:

 -bash-4.1$ mpiifort -show 
ifort -I/software/easybuild/software/impi/4.1.3.049/intel64/include -I/software/easybuild/software/impi/4.1.3.049/intel64/include 
-L/software/easybuild/software/impi/4.1.3.049/intel64/lib -Xlinker --enable-new-dtags -Xlinker -rpath -Xlinker 
/software/easybuild/software/impi/4.1.3.049/intel64/lib -Xlinker -rpath -Xlinker -/opt/intel/mpi-rt/4.1 -lmpigf -lmpi -lmpigi -ldl -lrt -lpthread`


Running MPI Code