Reducing Initialization Times of the Intel MPI® Library

Running large scale Intel® MPI applications on InfiniBand* clusters, one might have recognized an increasing time spend within the MPI_Init() routine. The reason for this behavior are some MPI runtime infrastructure management operations that are necessary in order to make sure that all MPI ranks have a common environment. Having large MPI runs with multiple thousands of ranks, these operations can consume a huge part of the MPI initialization phase time.