Caml/MPI interface v1.0 available

From: Jocelyn Serot (
Date: Thu Nov 06 1997 - 15:09:16 MET

From: Jocelyn Serot <>
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Subject: Caml/MPI interface v1.0 available
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 15:09:16 MET

I'm please to announce the availability of CaMPI, a small library for
interfacing Objective Caml with MPI.

It is available by ftp:

or from my URL:
 (sorry, this page is in french - but look for the URL "campi.tar.gz")

Sampled from the README file in the distribution:


o Abstract

Campi (Caml/MPI) is small library allowing Caml functions to make calls to
MPI-1 communication routines. For now only a few calls are provided (basically,
getting communicator size, rank and making synchronous and asynchronous
send/receive of polymorphic data), but it is expected that subsequent versions
will enlarge the set of provided bindings. This first version, however,
effectivily allows building parallel Caml programs running in SPMD mode on
a network of workstations for example.

o Availibility

This release has been tested on a Sun SPARC running SunOS 4.1.3 with
the Objective Caml 1.05 native compiler. The MPI implementation used
was MPICH 1.0.12 (available from
Other implementations of MPI should work (after all MPI-1 _is_ a standard)
but may require you to adjust some compile flags in Makefile.config.

o Further information ?

This library has been written as part of undergoing research on parallel
functional programming, as decribed in "Embodying parallel functional
skeletons: an experimental implementation on top of MPI, Jocelyn S\'erot,
Proc. of 3rd Intl Euro-Par Conf, Passau Germany, Aug 1997, Springer, LNCS 1300,
p. 629-633. An extended version of this paper can also fetched from


        J. Serot

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