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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] What's so cool about Boost.MPI?
From: Sid Sacek (ssacek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-11 23:00:40

> MPI (which is not my library) is an *API* with a bunch of available
> implementations that offers *Message Passing*. That's just about
> movement of data, and the computation patterns aren't limited to those
> you can create with an imperative interface like RPC. Massively
> parallel computations tend to do well with a Bulk Synchronous Parallel
> (BSP) model, and MPI supports that paradigm very nicely.
> Boost.MPI is a library that makes it much nicer to do MPI programming
> in C++.
> Dave Abrahams

Thank you very much for that thorough explanation.

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