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What is MPI?
MPI stands for Message Passing Interface
library of functions (C/C++) or subroutines (Fortran)
Early message passing Argonne's P4 and Oak Ridge PVM in 1980s
MPI-1 completed in May 1994
MPI-2 completed in 1998
dynamic process management
full MPI-2 implementations only recently
MPI-2 features gradually added to MPI implementations
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