# Using MPI in OpenMDAOΒΆ

There are a number of ways to use MPI in OpenMDAO. In The Distributed Adder Example you’ll see how to build your own distributed components in OpenMDAO. In the Parallel Multi Point Example you’ll see how to use OpenMDAO to build a multi-point problem to analyze a single design at a number of different conditions in parallel. In Parallel Finite Difference you’ll learn how to perform finite difference evaluations in parallel. Finally, Running a DOE Driver in Parallel describes how to run multiple DOE cases in parallel.