Sends data from one task to all other tasks in a group
int MPI_Scatter ( sendbuf, sendcnt, sendtype,
recvbuf, recvcnt, recvtype,
root, comm )
- sendbuf - address of send buffer (choice, significant
only at root)
- sendcount - number of elements sent to each process
(integer, significant only at root)
- sendtype - data type of send buffer elements (significant only at root)
- recvcount - number of elements in receive buffer (integer)
- recvtype - data type of receive buffer elements (handle)
- root - rank of sending process (integer)
- comm - communicator (handle)
- recvbuf - address of receive buffer (choice)
Notes for Fortran
All MPI routines in Fortran (except for MPI_WTIME and MPI_WTICK) have
an additional argument ierr at the end of the argument list. ierr
is an integer and has the same meaning as the return value of the routine
in C. In Fortran, MPI routines are subroutines, and are invoked with the
All MPI objects (e.g., MPI_Datatype, MPI_Comm) are of type INTEGER
All MPI routines (except MPI_Wtime and MPI_Wtick) return an error value;
C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in the last
argument. Before the value is returned, the current MPI error handler is
called. By default, this error handler aborts the MPI job. The error handler
may be changed with MPI_Errhandler_set; the predefined error handler
MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error values to be returned.
Note that MPI does not guarentee that an MPI program can continue past
- MPI_SUCCESS - No error; MPI routine completed successfully.
- MPI_ERR_COMM - Invalid communicator. A common error is to use a null
communicator in a call (not even allowed in MPI_Comm_rank).
- MPI_ERR_COUNT - Invalid count argument. Count arguments must be
non-negative; a count of zero is often valid.
MPI_Datatype (see MPI_Type_commit).
- MPI_ERR_TYPE - Invalid datatype argument. May be an uncommitted
- MPI_ERR_BUFFER - Invalid buffer pointer. Usually a null buffer where
one is not valid.