Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI) is a Microsoft implementation of the Message Passing Interface standard for developing and running parallel applications on the Windows platform.
MS-MPI offers several benefits:
- Ease of porting existing code that uses MPICH.
- Security based on Active Directory Domain Services.
- High performance on the Windows operating system.
- Binary compatibility across different types of interconnectivity options.
Version of MPI standard
MS-MPI is MPI 2.2 compliant with the exception of Fortran bindings errata around attributes interop between C and Fortran. MS-MPI implements a subset of features from MPI 3.1 standard:
- Non-blocking collectives,
- MPI shared memory,
- New datatypes,
- Large counts,
- Matched probe.
For the full list of APIs please see Microsoft MPI Reference.
The following are current downloads for MS-MPI:
Earlier versions of MS-MPI are available from the Microsoft Download Center.
Microsoft high performance computing resources
- Featured tutorial: How to compile and run a simple MS-MPI program
- Featured guide: Set up a Windows RDMA cluster with HPC Pack and A8 and A9 instances to run MPI applications
- Microsoft High Performance Computing for Developers
- Microsoft HPC Pack (Windows HPC Server) Technical Library
- Azure HPC Scenarios
Please make sure to select the following workloads during installation:
- .NET desktop development (required for CBT/Nuget packages)
- Desktop development with C++
- Update GFORTRAN_BIN in Derectory.Build.props to the install location of GFortran
Based on the installed VS/SDK/WDK versions, update VCToolsVersion and WindowsTargetPlatformVersion in Directory.Build.props
Note that the build system uses CommonBuildToolSet(CBT). You may need to unblock CBT.core.dll (under .build/CBT) depending on your security configurations. Please refer to CBT documentation for additional details.
To build, open a Native Tools Command Prompt for Visual Studio and run
msbuild from root folder.
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