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C]MPI_Cart_shiftR] - Returns the shifted source and destination ranks, given a shift direction and amount.


C Syntax

C]#include <mpi.h>int MPI_Cart_shift(MPI_Comm comm, int direction, int disp, int *rank_source, int *rank_dest)R]Fortran Syntax


C]USE mpi_f08MPI_Cart_shift(comm, direction, disp, rank_source, rank_dest, ierror) TYPE(MPI_Comm), INTENT(IN) :: comm INTEGER, INTENT(IN) :: direction, disp INTEGER, INTENT(OUT) :: rank_source, rank_dest INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierrorR]Input Parameters

C]commR] : Communicator with Cartesian structure (handle).
C]directionR] : Coordinate dimension of shift (integer).
C]dispR] : Displacement ( > 0: upward shift, < 0: downward shift) (integer).

Output Parameters

C]rank_sourceR] : Rank of source process (integer).
C]rank_destR] : Rank of destination process (integer).
C]IERRORR] : Fortran only: Error status (integer).


If the process topology is a Cartesian structure, an C]MPI_SendrecvR] operation is likely to be used along a coordinate C]directionR] to perform a shift of data. As input, C]MPI_SendrecvR] takes the rank of a source process for the receive, and the rank of a destination process for the send. If the function C]MPI_Cart_shiftR] is called for a Cartesian process group, it provides the calling process with the above identifiers, which then can be passed to C]MPI_SendrecvR]. The user specifies the coordinate C]directionR] and the size of the step (positive or negative). The function is local.

The C]directionR] 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 ndims-1, where ndims is the number of dimensions.

Note: The C]directionR] argument is in the range [0, n-1] for an n-dimensional Cartesian mesh.

Depending on the periodicity of the Cartesian group in the specified coordinate C]directionR], C]MPI_Cart_shiftR] provides the identifiers for a circular or an end-off shift. In the case of an end-off shift, the value C]MPI_PROC_NULLR] may be returned in C]rank_sourceR] or C]rank_destR], indicating that the source or the destination for the shift is out of range.

Example: The C]commR]unicator, C]commR], has a two-dimensional, periodic, Cartesian topology associated with it. A two-dimensional 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 column) by i steps.

C]! find process rank CALL MPI_COMM_RANK(comm, rank, ierr)! find Cartesian coordinates CALL MPI_CART_COORDS(comm, rank, maxdims, coords, ierr)! compute shift source and destination CALL MPI_CART_SHIFT(comm, 0, coords(2), source, dest, ierr)! skew array CALL MPI_SENDRECV_REPLACE(A, 1, MPI_REAL, dest, 0, source, 0, comm, status, ierr)R]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].


Almost all MPI routines return an error value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in the last argument.

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 C]MPI_Comm_set_errhandlerR]; the predefined error handler C]MPI_ERRORS_RETURNR] 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.

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