How To Install mpich on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install mpich on Debian 10. mpich is Implementation of the MPI Message Passing Interface standard

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install mpich on Debian 10.

What is mpich

MPICH is a high-performance and widely portable implementation of the MPI-3.1 standard from the Argonne National Laboratory. It efficiently supports different computation and communication platforms including commodity clusters, SMPs, massively parallel systems, and high-speed networks. This release has all MPI 3.1 functions and features required by the standard with the exception of support for the “external32” portable I/O format and user-defined data representations for I/O. . This package includes the program binaries necessary to run MPICH programs.

There are three ways to install mpich on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install mpich Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install mpich using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install mpich

Install mpich Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install mpich using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install mpich

Install mpich Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install mpich using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install mpich

How To Uninstall mpich on Debian 10

To uninstall only the mpich package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove mpich

Uninstall mpich And Its Dependencies

To uninstall mpich and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove mpich

Remove mpich Configurations and Data

To remove mpich configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge mpich

Remove mpich configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove mpich configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge mpich

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install mpich on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.