Posted On: Nov 15, 2019

Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) is now compatible with Intel® MPI Library 2019 Update 6. Intel® MPI Library is a multi-fabric message passing library that implements the Message Passing Interface (MPI). Customers can use the library to create, maintain, and test applications that perform better on HPC clusters based on Intel® processors.

EFA is a network interface for Amazon EC2 instances that enables customers to run applications requiring high levels of inter-node communications at scale on AWS. With EFA, High Performance Computing (HPC) applications using the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications using NVIDIA Collective Communications Library (NCCL) can scale to thousands of CPUs or GPUs.

To learn more about how to use Intel MPI with EFA, please visit EFA documentation.  To learn more about scaling HPC workloads with EFA, click here.