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       mpic++ -- Open MPI C++ wrapper compiler

       mpic++ [-showme|-showme:compile|-showme:link] ...

	      This  option  comes  in  several different variants (see below).
	      None of the variants invokes the underlying compiler;  they  all
	      provide  information  on	how the	underlying compiler would have
	      been invoked had --showme	not been used.	The basic --showme op-
	      tion  outputs the	command	line that would	be executed to compile
	      the program.  NOTE: If a non-filename argument is	passed on  the
	      command line, the	-showme	option will not	display	any additional
	      flags.  For example, both	"mpic++	--showme" and "mpic++ --showme
	      my_source.c"  will  show	all  the  wrapper-supplied flags.  But
	      "mpic++ --showme -v" will	only show the underlying compiler name
	      and "-v".

	      Output  the  compiler flags that would have been supplied	to the
	      C++ compiler.

	      Output the linker	flags that would have been supplied to the C++

	      Outputs the underlying C++ compiler command (which may be	one or
	      more tokens).

	      Outputs a	space-delimited	(but otherwise	undecorated)  list  of
	      directories that the wrapper compiler would have provided	to the
	      underlying C++ compiler to indicate where	relevant header	 files
	      are located.

	      Outputs  a  space-delimited  (but	otherwise undecorated) list of
	      directories that the wrapper compiler would have provided	to the
	      underlying  linker  to indicate where relevant libraries are lo-

	      Outputs a	space-delimited	(but otherwise	undecorated)  list  of
	      library  names that the wrapper compiler would have used to link
	      an application.  For example: "mpi open-rte open-pal util".

	      Outputs the version number of Open MPI.

	      Output a brief usage help	message.

       See the man page	for your underlying C++	 compiler  for	other  options
       that can	be passed through mpic++.

       Conceptually, the role of these commands	is quite simple: transparently
       add relevant compiler and linker	flags to the user's command line  that
       are  necessary to compile / link	Open MPI programs, and then invoke the
       underlying compiler to actually perform the command.

       As such,	these commands are frequently referred to as "wrapper" compil-
       ers  because  they  do  not actually compile or link applications them-
       selves; they only add in	command	line flags  and	 invoke	 the  back-end

       Open MPI	is comprised of	three software layers: OPAL (Open Portable Ac-
       cess Layer), ORTE (Open Run-Time	Environment),  and  OMPI  (Open	 MPI).
       There  are  wrapper compilers for each layer; each layer's wrapper only
       links in	the libraries relevant for  that  layer.   Specifically,  each
       layer provides the following wrapper compilers:

	   opalcc and opalc++

	   ortecc and ortec++

	   mpicc,  mpic++,  mpicxx,  mpiCC (only on systems with case-senstive
	   file	systems), and mpifort (and its legacy/deprecated names	mpif77
	   and	mpif90).   Note	 that mpic++, mpicxx, and mpiCC	all invoke the
	   same	underlying C++ compiler	with the same options.	All  are  pro-
	   vided as compatibility with other MPI implementations.

   Fortran Notes
       The  Fortran  wrapper  compiler for MPI (mpifort, and its legacy/depre-
       cated names mpif77 and mpif90) can compile and  link  MPI  applications
       that  use  any/all of the MPI Fortran bindings: mpif.h, the mpi module,
       and the mpi_f08 module (assuming	Open MPI was  installed	 with  support
       for  each  of  these  Fortran bindings).	 Specifically: it is no	longer
       necessary to use	different wrapper compilers for	applications that  use
       mpif.h vs. applications that use	the mpi	module -- just use mpifort for
       all Fortran MPI applications.

       Note, however, that the Fortran compiler	may  require  additional  com-
       mand-line  options to enforce a specific	Fortran	dialect.  For example,
       in some versions	of the IBM XLF compiler, if xlf90  is  the  underlying
       Fortran compiler, -qfixed may be	necessary to compile fixed-format For-
       tran source files.

       Finally,	note that mpifort will be inoperative and will return an error
       on use if Fortran support was not built into the	MP Ilayer.

       mpic++  is  a  convenience  wrappers  for  the underlying C++ compiler.
       Translation of an Open MPI program requires the	linkage	 of  the  Open
       MPI-specific  libraries	which  may  not	 reside	in one of the standard
       search directories of ld(1).  It	also often requires the	 inclusion  of
       header files what may also not be found in a standard location.

       mpic++  passes  its arguments to	the underlying C++ compiler along with
       the -I, -L and -l options required by Open MPI programs.

       The Open	MPI Team strongly encourages using the wrapper	compilers  in-
       stead  of  attempting to	link to	the Open MPI libraries manually.  This
       allows the specific implementation of Open MPI to change	without	 forc-
       ing changes to linker directives	in users' Makefiles.  Indeed, the spe-
       cific set of flags and libraries	used by	the wrapper compilers  depends
       on how Open MPI was configured and built; the values can	change between
       different installations of the same version of Open MPI.

       Indeed, since the wrappers are simply thin shells on top	of an underly-
       ing  compiler,  there  are very,	very few compelling reasons not	to use
       mpic++.	When it	is not possible	to  use	 the  wrappers	directly,  the
       -showme:compile	and  -showme:link  options should be used to determine
       what flags the wrappers would have used.	 For example:

       shell$ cc -c file1.c `mpicc -showme:compile`

       shell$ cc -c file2.c `mpicc -showme:compile`

       shell$ cc file1.o file2.o `mpicc	-showme:link` -o my_mpi_program

       It is possible to make the wrapper compilers multi-lib aware.  That is,
       the  libraries  and includes specified may differ based on the compiler
       flags specified (for example, with the GNU compilers on Linux,  a  dif-
       ferent  library	path  may  be  used  if	-m32 is	seen versus -m64 being
       seen).  This is not the default behavior	in a standard build,  but  can
       be activated (for example, in a binary package providing	both 32	and 64
       bit support).  More information can be found at:

       The string that the wrapper compilers insert into the command line  be-
       fore invoking the underlying compiler are stored	in a text file created
       by Open MPI and installed  to  $pkgdata/mpic++-wrapper-data.txt,	 where
       $pkgdata	is typically $prefix/share/openmpi, and	$prefix	is the top in-
       stallation directory of Open MPI.

       It is rarely necessary to edit this file, but it	 can  be  examined  to
       gain  insight  into  what flags the wrappers are	placing	on the command

       By default, the wrappers	use the	compilers that were selected when Open
       MPI was configured.  These compilers were either	found automatically by
       Open MPI's "configure" script, or were selected by the user in the  CC,
       CXX,  F77,  and/or  FC environment variables before "configure" was in-
       voked.  Additionally, other arguments specific to the compiler may have
       been selected by	configure.

       These  values  can be selectively overridden by either editing the text
       files containing	this configuration information	(see  the  FILES  sec-
       tion),  or  by  setting	selected  environment  variables  of  the form

       Valid value names are:

	      Flags added when invoking	the preprocessor (C or C++)

	      Flags added when invoking	the linker (C, C++, or Fortran)

       LIBS   Libraries	added when invoking the	linker (C, C++,	or Fortran)

       CC     C	compiler

       CFLAGS C	compiler flags

       CXX    C++ compiler

	      C++ compiler flags

       FC     Fortran compiler

	      Fortran compiler flags

1.10.6				 Feb 17, 2017			     mpic++(1)


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