17.2.35. MPI_Cart_create

MPI_Cart_create - Makes a new communicator to which Cartesian topology information has been attached. Syntax C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_Cart_create(MPI_Comm comm_old, int ndims, const int dims[],

    const int periods[], int reorder, MPI_Comm *comm_cart) Fortran Syntax

! or the older form: INCLUDE 'mpif.h'

    LOGICAL PERIODS(*), REORDER Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08

MPI_Cart_create(comm_old, ndims, dims, periods, reorder, comm_cart, ierror)
    TYPE(MPI_Comm), INTENT(IN) :: comm_old
    INTEGER, INTENT(IN) :: ndims, dims(ndims)
    LOGICAL, INTENT(IN) :: periods(ndims), reorder
    TYPE(MPI_Comm), INTENT(OUT) :: comm_cart
    INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror Input Parameters

  • comm_old : Input communicator (handle).

  • ndims : Number of dimensions of Cartesian grid (integer).

  • dims : Integer array of size ndims specifying the number of processes in each dimension.

  • periods : Logical array of size ndims specifying whether the grid is periodic (true) or not (false) in each dimension.

  • reorder : Ranking may be reordered (true) or not (false) (logical). Output Parameters

  • comm_cart : Communicator with new Cartesian topology (handle).

  • IERROR : Fortran only: Error status (integer). Description

MPI_Cart_create returns a handle to a new communicator to which the Cartesian topology information is attached. If reorder = false then the rank of each process in the new group is identical to its rank in the old group. Otherwise, the function may reorder the processes (possibly so as to choose a good embedding of the virtual topology onto the physical machine). If the total size of the Cartesian grid is smaller than the size of the group of comm, then some processes are returned MPI_COMM_NULL, in analogy to MPI_Comm_split. The call is erroneous if it specifies a grid that is larger than the group size. Errors

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 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.