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NAME MPI_Cart_shift  Returns the shifted source and destination ranks,
given a shift direction and amount.
SYNTAX
C Syntax #include <mpi.h>
int MPI_Cart_shift(MPI_Comm comm, int direction, int disp,
int *rank_source, int *rank_dest)
Fortran Syntax INCLUDE 'mpif.h'
MPI_CART_SHIFT(COMM, DIRECTION, DISP, RANK_SOURCE,
RANK_DEST, IERROR)
INTEGER COMM, DIRECTION, DISP, RANK_SOURCE
INTEGER RANK_DEST, IERROR
C++ Syntax #include <mpi.h>
void Cartcomm::Shift(int direction, int disp, int& rank_source,
int& rank_dest) const
INPUT PARAMETERS comm Communicator with Cartesian structure (handle).
direction Coordinate dimension of shift (integer).
disp Displacement ( > 0: upward shift, < 0: downward shift) (inte
ger).
OUTPUT PARAMETERS rank_source
Rank of source process (integer).
rank_dest Rank of destination process (integer).
IERROR Fortran only: Error status (integer).
DESCRIPTION If the process topology is a Cartesian structure, an MPI_Sendrecv oper
ation is likely to be used along a coordinate direction to perform a
shift of data. As input, MPI_Sendrecv takes the rank of a source
process for the receive, and the rank of a destination process for the
send. If the function MPI_Cart_shift is called for a Cartesian process
group, it provides the calling process with the above identifiers,
which then can be passed to MPI_Sendrecv. The user specifies the coor
dinate direction and the size of the step (positive or negative). The
function is local.
The direction argument indicates the dimension of the shift, i.e., the
coordinate whose value is modified by the shift. The coordinates are
numbered from 0 to ndims1, where ndims is the number of dimensions.
cating that the source or the destination for the shift is out of
range.
Example: The communicator, comm, has a twodimensional, periodic,
Cartesian topology associated with it. A twodimensional array of
REALs is stored one element per process, in variable A. One wishes to
skew this array, by shifting column i (vertically, i.e., along the col
umn) by i steps.
....
C find process rank
CALL MPI_COMM_RANK(comm, rank, ierr))
C find Cartesian coordinates
CALL MPI_CART_COORDS(comm, rank, maxdims, coords,
ierr)
C compute shift source and destination
CALL MPI_CART_SHIFT(comm, 0, coords(2), source,
dest, ierr)
C skew array
CALL MPI_SENDRECV_REPLACE(A, 1, MPI_REAL, dest, 0,
source, 0, comm, status,
ierr)
NOTE In Fortran, the dimension indicated by DIRECTION = i has DIMS(i+1)
nodes, where DIMS is the array that was used to create the grid. In C,
the dimension indicated by direction = i is the dimension specified by
dims[i].
ERRORS Almost all MPI routines return an error value; C routines as the value
of the function and Fortran routines in the last argument. C++ func
tions do not return errors. If the default error handler is set to
MPI::ERRORS_THROW_EXCEPTIONS, then on error the C++ exception mechanism
will be used to throw an MPI:Exception object.
Before the error value is returned, the current MPI error handler is
called. By default, this error handler aborts the MPI job, except for
I/O function errors. The error handler may be changed with
MPI_Comm_set_errhandler; the predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN
may be used to cause error values to be returned. Note that MPI does
not guarantee that an MPI program can continue past an error.
1.3.4 Nov 11, 2009 MPI_Cart_shift(3)
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