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NAME

       MPI_Ssend_init -  Builds a handle for a synchronous send

SYNOPSIS

       #include <mpi.h>
       int MPI_Ssend_init(void *buf, int count, MPI_Datatype dtype,
                         int dest, int tag, MPI_Comm comm,
                         MPI_Request *req)

INPUT PARAMETERS

       buf    - initial address of send buffer (choice)
       count  - number of elements sent (integer)
       dtype  - type of each element (handle)
       dest   - rank of destination (integer)
       tag    - message tag (integer)
       comm   - communicator (handle)

OUTPUT PARAMETER

       req    - communication request (handle)

NOTES

       The  communication  initialized by this function will not be started until req is given to
       MPI_Start or MPI_Startall .

       The communication is then not guaranteed to progress or complete until req has been  given
       to one of the test or wait functions ( MPI_Test , MPI_Testall , MPI_Testany , MPI_Testsome
       , MPI_Wait , MPI_Waitall , MPI_Waitany ,  MPI_Waitsome  ).   The  communication  will  not
       complete  until  the  destination  rank  starts to receive the message.  Note that this is
       different than saying that the message has been received by the destination rank.

       Once any of the test or wait functions indicate that the communication has  finished,  the
       communication cycle can be started again with MPI_Start or MPI_Startall .

       However,  once  the  communication  has finished and it is no longer going to be used, req
       should be freed with MPI_Request_free .

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 call statement.

       All MPI objects (e.g., MPI_Datatype , MPI_Comm ) are of type INTEGER in Fortran.

ERRORS

       If  an  error occurs in an MPI function, the current MPI error handler is called to handle
       it.  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 (in C and Fortran; this error handler is less useful  in
       with  the  C++  MPI  bindings.   The predefined error handler MPI::ERRORS_THROW_EXCEPTIONS
       should be used in C++ if the error value needs to be recovered).  Note that MPI  does  not
       guarantee that an MPI program can continue past an error.

       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.  The C++ bindings for
       MPI  do  not  return  error  values;  instead,  error  values are communicated by throwing
       exceptions of type MPI::Exception (but not by default).  Exceptions are only thrown if the
       error value is not MPI::SUCCESS .

       Note that if the MPI::ERRORS_RETURN handler is set in C++, while MPI functions will return
       upon an error, there will be no way to recover what the actual error value was.
       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_ERR_TYPE
              -  Invalid  datatype  argument.   May   be   an   uncommitted   MPI_Datatype   (see
              MPI_Type_commit ).
       MPI_ERR_TAG
              -  Invalid tag argument.  Tags must be non-negative; tags in a receive ( MPI_Recv ,
              MPI_Irecv , MPI_Sendrecv , etc.)  may also be MPI_ANY_TAG .  The largest tag  value
              is available through the the attribute MPI_TAG_UB .

       MPI_ERR_RANK
              -  Invalid  source or destination rank.  Ranks must be between zero and the size of
              the  communicator  minus  one;  ranks  in  a  receive  (  MPI_Recv  ,  MPI_Irecv  ,
              MPI_Sendrecv , etc.) may also be MPI_ANY_SOURCE .

SEE ALSO

       MPI_Ssend,  MPI_Start,  MPI_Startall,  MPI_Test,  MPI_Testall,  MPI_Testany, MPI_Testsome,
       MPI_Wait, MPI_Waitall, MPI_Waitany, MPI_Waitsome

MORE INFORMATION

       For more information, please see the official MPI Forum web site, which contains the  text
       of both the MPI-1 and MPI-2 standards.  These documents contain detailed information about
       each MPI function (most of which is not duplicated in these man pages).

       http://www.mpi-forum.org/

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

       The LAM Team would like the thank the MPICH Team for the handy  program  to  generate  man
       pages   ("doctext"  from  ftp://ftp.mcs.anl.gov/pub/sowing/sowing.tar.gz  ),  the  initial
       formatting, and some initial text for most of the MPI-1 man pages.

LOCATION

       ssendinit.c