Dummy MPI Library

MPI_STUBS is a C++ library which implements "stub" MPI routines.

MPI_STUBS is intended to include stubs for the most commonly called MPI routines. Most of the stub routines don't do anything. In a few cases, where it makes sense, they do some simple action or return a value that is appropriate for the serial processing case.

MPI_STUBS can be used as a convenience, when a real MPI implementation is not available, and the user simply wants to test-compile a code. It may also be useful in those occasions when a code has been so carefully written that it will still execute correctly on a single processor.

MPI_STUBS is based on a similar package supplied as part of the LAMMPS program, which allow that program to be compiled, linked and run on a single processor machine, although it is normally intended for parallel execution.

This C++ implementation is very sketchy. I am struggling to implement it in a way that includes an MPI namespace.


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


MPI_STUBS is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version.

Related Data and Programs:

HELLO_MPI, a C++ program which prints out "Hello, world!" using the MPI parallel programming environment.

MOAB, examples which illustrate the use of the MOAB job scheduler for a computer cluster.

MPI, C++ programs which demonstrate a message passing library which enables parallel processing on a variety of machine architectures, and with a varying number of processors.

MULTITASK_MPI, a C++ program which demonstrates how to "multitask", that is, to execute several unrelated and distinct tasks simultaneously, using MPI for parallel execution.


  1. William Gropp, Ewing Lusk, Anthony Skjellum,
    Using MPI: Portable Parallel Programming with the Message-Passing Interface,
    Second Edition,
    MIT Press, 1999,
    ISBN: 0262571323,
    LC: QA76.642.G76.

Source Code:


HELLO is a simple program that says "Hello, world!".

List of Routines:

You can go up one level to the C++ source codes.

Last revised on 13 January 2012.