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From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-11 14:56:24


Reminder -- this RFC expires tonight.

Speak now or forever hold your peace...

On Oct 5, 2007, at 7:46 AM, Jeff Squyres wrote:

> WHAT: Remove the mvapi BTL for the v1.3 release.
>
> WHY: None of the IB vendors want to maintain it anymore; our future
> is OFED. If someone still has mvapi IB drivers, they can use the
> OMPI v1.2 series.
>
> WHERE: svn rm ompi/mca/btl/mvapi
>
> WHEN: Before the v1.3 release.
>
> TIMEOUT: COB, Thurs, Oct 11, 2007
>
> -----
>
> None of the IB vendors are interested in maintaining the "mvapi" BTL
> anymore. Indeed, none of us have updated it with any of the new/
> interesting/better performance features that went into the openib BTL
> over the past year (or more). Additionally, some changes may be
> coming in the OMPI infrastructure that would *require* some revamping
> in the mvapi BTL -- and no one of Cisco, Voltaire, Mellanox is
> willing to do it.
>
> So we'd like to ditch the mvapi BTL starting with v1.3 and have the
> official guidance be that if you have mvapi, you need to use the OMPI
> v1.2 series (i.e., remove this from the SVN trunk in the Very Near
> Future).
>
> --
> Jeff Squyres
> Cisco Systems
>
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Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems