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Hi,

* I'm looking for an open source implementation of MPI-2 for windows (!). I found allready MPICH2, but this didn't implemented the entire mpi2.
I searched allready with google, but I found only non-open source implementations (like WMPI and MPI/pro).
Does anyone knows where I can find such an implementation??
* Does anyone knows a good book/ebook/text about dynamic load balancing algorithms ??



Thanks in advance.
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by:bbao
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do you know this site? http://www.lam-mpi.org/mpi/

regards,
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by:lapijn
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Yes, but I'm looking for an open source implementation of MPI-2 for windows, and lam is only for linux.
Thanks anyway.
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just had a search related to your question and found this:

http://www.criticalsoftware.com/hpc/

"Critical Software specialise in creating High Performance Computing (HPC) middleware. Our flagship product is WMPI II™ which implements version 2.0 of the Message Passing Interface Standard (MPI-2). WMPI II is a totally original, high performance, fully thread-safe implementation of MPI-2 developed specifically for HPC clusters.

WMPI II is the *only* full implementation of the MPI-2 standard for MS Windows™ and is the first to support heterogeneous clusters of Windows and Linux nodes."

if what Critical Software says is correct, i afraid that you can not get the open source version, at least for now. hehe. :)

anyway, the documentations and examples are free online:
http://www.criticalsoftware.com/hpc/files/onlinedocs/WMPI_2_3_0/

hope it helps,
bbao
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BTW, you might have known that, WMPI II is free to download and evaluate at
http://www.criticalsoftware.com/hpc/downloads.php
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Thanks for your efforts. I especially liked the site http://www.mywebdeals.com/dir/Computers/Parallel_Computing/Programming/Libraries/MPI/ you posted.
I think I'll use mpich2, which doesn't implemented the entire mpi2 standart, but it allows dynamic process creation, which I find the most important of mpi2.
Do you also happen to know a book or text about dynamic load balancing algorithms (for SPMD -programs)?
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sure, is the following paper what you are looking for?
A Scalable Dynamic Load-Balancing Algorithm for SPMD Applications on a Non-Dedicated Heterogeneous Network of Workstations (HNOW)
http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/582535.html

cached version:
http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/cache/papers/cs/27791/http:zSzzSzwww.csee.wvu.eduzSz~osmanzSzPaperszSzosman.pdf/a-scalable-dynamic-load.pdf

hope it helps,
bbao
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Thanks a lot for all your help !!!
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glad to help :)
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