Versions: [4.1.1]


Download        : docker pull
Compressed Size : 51MB


An open source Message Passing Interface implementation. The Open MPI Project is an open source Message Passing Interface implementation that is developed and maintained by a consortium of academic, research, and industry partners. Open MPI is therefore able to combine the expertise, technologies, and resources from all across the High Performance Computing community in order to build the best MPI library available. Open MPI offers advantages for system and software vendors, application developers and computer science researchers.


Pull (Download)

To download the latest version of openmpi run,

docker pull

or to download a specific version of openmpi run,

docker pull


To run the container as an application run,

docker run --rm openmpi --version

or to run the container in an interactive session run,

docker run -it --rm bash

Mounting volumes between the container and your machine

To access files from your machine within the openmpi container you’ll have to mount them using the -v external/path:internal/path option.

For example,

docker run -v ~/Documents/Data:/Data openmpi /Data/myData.csv

which will mount the ~/Documents/Data directory on your computer to the /Data directory within the container.


If you’re looking to use this container in an HPC environment we recommend using Singularity-HPC to use the container just as any other module on the cluster. Check out the SHPC openmpi container here.