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message passing

Transmitting a message from one computer to another or transferring a message within the computer from one application to another or from the operating system to an application. See MPI.



MPI

(Message Passing Interface) A protocol for passing messages between computers that are tied together in a cluster. Providing basic point-to-point "send" and "receive" message types, MPI offers several "collective communication" messages for synchronization and broadcasting to each member of the cluster. For more information, visit www.mpi-forum.org. See high-performance computing.



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