icetCreateMPICommunicator -- Converts an MPI communicator to an IceT
MPI_Comm mpi_comm );
IceT requires a communicator in order to perform correctly. An
application is free to build its own communicator, but many will simply
prefer to use MPI, which is a well established parallel communication
tool. Thus, IceT comes with an implementation of IceTCommunicator that
uses the MPI communication layer underneath.
icetCreateMPICommunicator is used to create an IceTCommunicator that
uses the mpi_comm MPI communication object. The resulting
IceTCommunicator shares the same process group and process rank as the
original MPI_Comm communicator.
mpi_comm is duplicated, which has two consiquences. First, all process
in mpi_comm's group may need to call icetCreateMPICommunicator in order
for any of them to proceed (depending on the MPI implementation).
Second, mpi_comm and the resulting IceTCommunicator are decoupled from
each other. Communications in one cannot affect another. Also, one
communicator may be destroyed without affecting the other.
An IceTCommunicator with the same process group and rank as mpi_comm.
The communicator may be destroyed with a call to
All MPI errors are ignored.
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IceT Reference April 20, 2006 icetCreateMPICommunicator(3)