MPIBurn is an MPI unicast benchmark. Modern inter-connect hardware handles broadcast messages with a different algorithm than that used for unicast messages. Just benchmarking broadcasts or N to N+1 messaging may not detect inter-connect malfunctions, so MPIBurn benchmarks any possible unicast connection while assuring to involve as many connections in parallel as possible. After each round, the peers are scrambled to ensure that the next round has completely different connection groups.
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