MPI_GRAPH_CREATE(comm_old, nnodes, index, edges, reorder, comm_graph)

[ IN comm_old] input communicator without topology (handle)

[ IN nnodes] number of nodes in graph (integer)

[ IN index] array of integers describing node degrees (see below)

[ IN edges] array of integers describing graph edges (see below)

[ IN reorder] ranking may be reordered ( true) or not ( false) (logical)

[ OUT comm_graph] communicator with graph topology added (handle)

` int MPI_Graph_create(MPI_Comm comm_old, int nnodes, int *index, int *edges, int reorder, MPI_Comm *comm_graph) `

` MPI_GRAPH_CREATE(COMM_OLD, NNODES, INDEX, EDGES, REORDER, COMM_GRAPH, IERROR) INTEGER COMM_OLD, NNODES, INDEX(*), EDGES(*), COMM_GRAPH, IERROR LOGICAL REORDER `

MPI_GRAPH_CREATE returns a handle to a new communicator to which the graph 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. If the size, nnodes, of the graph is smaller than the size of the group of comm, then some processes are returned MPI_COMM_NULL, in analogy to MPI_CART_CREATE and MPI_COMM_SPLIT. The call is erroneous if it specifies a graph that is larger than the group size of the input communicator.

The three parameters nnodes, index and edges define the graph
structure.
nnodes is the number of nodes of the graph. The nodes are numbered
from ` 0` to ` nnodes-1`.
The ` i`th entry of array index stores the total number of
neighbors of the first ` i` graph nodes. The lists of neighbors of
nodes ` 0, 1, ..., nnodes-1` are stored in consecutive locations in array
edges. The array edges is a flattened representation
of the edge lists.
The total number of entries in index is nnodes and
the total number of entries in edges is equal to the number of
graph edges.

The definitions of the arguments ` nnodes`, ` index`, and
` edges` are illustrated with the following simple example.

Assume there are four processes 0, 1, 2, 3 with the following adjacency matrix:

Then, the input arguments are:

Thus, in C,

index[0]is the degree of node zero, andindex[i] - index[i-1]is the degree of nodei, i=1, ..., nnodes-1; the list of neighbors of node zero is stored inedges[j], for and the list of neighbors of nodei, , is stored inedges[j], .In Fortran,

index(1)is the degree of node zero, andindex(i+1) - index(i)is the degree of nodei, i=1, ..., nnodes-1; the list of neighbors of node zero is stored inedges(j), for and the list of neighbors of nodei, , is stored inedges(j), .

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The following topology information is likely to be stored with a communicator:

- Type of topology (cartesian/graph),
- For a cartesian topology:

1. ndims (number of dimensions),

2. dims (numbers of processes per coordinate direction),

3. periods (periodicity information),

4. own_position (own position in grid, could also be computed from rank and dims)

- For a graph topology:

1. index,

2. edges,

which are the vectors defining the graph structure.

For a graph structure the number of nodes is equal to the number of processes in the group. Therefore, the number of nodes does not have to be stored explicitly. An additional zero entry at the start of array index simplifies access to the topology information. (

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