Intel® MPI Library Release Notes

This page provides the current Release Notes for Intel® MPI Library. The notes are categorized by year, from newest to oldest, with individual releases listed within each year.

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2018

Initial Release

Linux* Release NotesWindows* Release Notes

  • Hydra startup improvements.
  • Improved support for Intel® Omni-Path Architecture.
  • Support removal for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor (code named Knights Corner).
  • New deprecations.

2017

Update 3

Linux* Release NotesWindows* Release Notes

  • Hydra startup improvements.
  • Default fabrics list change.
Update 2

Linux* Release NotesWindows* Release Notes

  • New environment variables: I_MPI_HARD_FINALIZE and I_MPI_MEMORY_SWAP_LOCK.
Update 1

Linux* Release NotesWindows* Release Notes

  • PMI-2 support for SLURM*, improved SLURM support by default.
  • Improved mini-help and diagnostic messages, man1 pages for mpiexec.hydra, hydra_persist, and hydra_nameserver.
  • New deprecations.
Initial Release

Linux* Release NotesWindows* Release Notes

  • Support for the MPI-3.1 standard.
  • New topology-aware collective communication algorithms.
  • Effective MCDRAM (NUMA memory) support.
  • Controls for asynchronous progress thread pinning.
  • Performance tuning.
  • New deprecations.

5.1

Update 3 Build 223

Linux* Release Notes

  • Fix for issue with MPI_Abort call on threaded applications (Linux* only)
Update 3

Linux* Release NotesWindows* Release Notes

  • Fixed shared memory problem on Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor (codename: Knights Landing)
  • Added new algorithms and selection mechanism for nonblocking collectives
  • Added new psm2 option for Intel® Omni-Path fabric
  • Added I_MPI_BCAST_ADJUST_SEGMENT variable to control MPI_Bcast
  • Fixed long count support for some collective messages
  • Reworked the binding kit to add support for Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture and support for ILP64 on third party compilers
  • The following features are deprecated in this version of the Intel MPI Library. For complete list of all deprecated and removed features, visit our deprecation page.
    • SSHM
    • MPD (Linux*)/SMPD (Windows*)
    • Epoll
    • JMI
    • PVFS2
Update 2

Linux* Release NotesWindows* Release Notes

  • Intel® MPI Library now supports YARN* cluster manager (Linux* only)
  • DAPL library UCM settings are automatically adjusted for MPI jobs of more than 1024 ranks, resulting in more stable job start-up (Linux* only)
  • ILP64 support enhancements, support for MPI modules in Fortran 90
  • Added the direct receive functionality for the TMI fabric (Linux* only)
  • Single copy intra-node communication using Linux* supported cross memory attach (CMA) is now default (Linux* only)
Update 1

Linux* Release NotesWindows* Release Notes

  • Changes to the named-user licensing shceme. See more details in the Installation Instructions section of Intel® MPI Library Installation Guide.
  • Various bug fixes for general stability and performance.
Initial Release

Linux* Release NotesWindows* Release Notes

  • Added support for OpenFabrics Interface* (OFI*) v1.0 API
  • Added support for Fortran* 2008
  • Updated the default value for I_MPI_FABRICS_LIST
  • Added brand new Troubleshooting chapter to the Intel® MPI Library User's Guide
  • Added new application-specific features in the Automatic Tuner and Hydra process manager
  • Added support for the MPI_Pcontrol feature for improved internal statistics
  • Increased the possible space for MPI_TAG
  • Changed the default product installation directories
  • Various bug fixes for general stability and performance
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