What is Intel MPI?

The Intel MPI Library is a high-performance interconnect-independent multi-fabric library based on MPICH and MVAPICH2. It is an implementation of the industry-standard Message Passing Interface, v3.1 (MPI-3.1) specification.

What is MPI?

MPI, the message Passing Interface, is a standardized and portable message-passing system designed to function on a wide variety of parallel computers. The standard defines the syntax and semantics of library routines and allows users to write portable programs in the main scientific programming languages (Fortran, C, C++, etc).

Using Intel MPI Library

Intel MPI is available on HPC2015 & HPC2021 systems. To configure your environment for particular Intel MPI, you can:

System Compiler version Module command
HPC2015 Intel Parallel Studio 2015 Update 3 module load impi/5.0.3
Intel Parallel Studio 2016 Update 3 module load impi/5.1.3
Intel Parallel Studio 2017 Update 7 module load impi/2017.7
Intel Parallel Studio 2018 Update 4 module load impi/2018.4
HPC2021 Intel Parallel Studio 2019 Update 4 module load impi/2019u4
Intel Parallel Studio 2020 Update 4 module load impi/2020u4
Intel OneAPI HPC 2021.1 module load impi/2021.1

Compile with Intel MPI Library

The compilation environment for Intel MPI Library varies by Intel compiler and GNU compiler. By default, GNU compiler comes with the system and corresponding Intel compiler will be used.

Compilation commands (Intel compiler)

Language Command Example
C mpiicc mpiicc [options] mpi_program.c -o mpi_program.exe
C++ mpiicpc mpiicpc [options] mpi_program.cpp -o mpi_program.exe
Fortran mpiifort mpiifort [options] mpi_program.f90 -o mpi_program.exe

Compilation commands (GNU compiler)

Language Command Example
C mpicc mpicc [options] mpi_program.c -o mpi_program.exe
C++ mpicxx mpicxx [options] mpi_program.cpp -o mpi_program.exe
Fortran mpif90 mpif90 [options] mpi_program.f90 -o mpi_program.exe

Additional Information

The Intel MPI Library home page: www.intel.com/go/mpi
Official user guides: Linux | Windows
Other MPI Libraries: MPICH | MVAPICH | Open MPI