[Mpi3-tools] Standardized MPI_COMM_WORLD rank environment variable?
dkimpe at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Apr 24 16:36:41 CDT 2012
* Jeffrey Squyres <jsquyres at cisco.com> [2012-04-24 16:52:55]:
> On Apr 24, 2012, at 4:24 PM, William Gropp wrote:
> > Yes, an MPI process need not be an OS process, and there is in fact a long history of such implementations, starting (as far as I know) with TMPI. An easy out is to make this optional and only apply when there is such a one-to-one mapping of MPI and OS processes.
> That would defeat the use-case that I proposed (tools needing a unique ID for the process). Other options:
> - provide a comma-delimited list of MCW ranks in the OS process
> - provide the lowest (or highest? or median? or ...?) MCW rank in the OS process
> - ...some other unique value
> Any kind of unique value would allow the tool to have a unique, safe filename.
What about a tmpnam for MPI then :-)
No need to bring details like rank->thread->process mapping into this if
all you want is a guaranteed unique filename among the MPI ranks of the
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