Support to MPI Applications on the Grid

keywords: Grid, MPI, parallel jobs
The current middleware stacks provide varying support for the Message Passing Interface (MPI) programming paradigm. Users face a complex and heterogeneous environment where too many low level details have to be specified to execute even the simplest parallel jobs. MPI-Start is a tool that provides an interoperable MPI execution framework across the different middleware implementations to abstract the user interfaces from the underlying middleware and to allow users to execute parallel applications in a uniform way, thus bridging the gap between HPC and HTC. In this work we present the latest developments in MPI-Start and how it can be integrated in the different middleware stacks available as part of EMI, providing a unified user experience for MPI jobs.
reference: Vol. 31, 2012, No. 1, pp. 149–160