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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Choosing an Open-MPI release for a new cluster
From: Christopher Samuel (samuel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-02 19:12:46


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Hi Ralph, Jeff, Paul,

On 02/05/13 14:14, Ralph Castain wrote:

> Depends on what you think you might want, and how tolerant you and
> your users are about bugs.
>
> The 1.6 series is clearly more mature and stable. It has nearly
> all the MPI-2 stuff now, but no MPI-3.

Great, thanks!

> If you think there is something in MPI-3 you might want, then the
> 1.7 series could be the way to go - though you'll have to suffer
> thru its growing pains.
[...]

Well our users are life sciences researchers and as a result very few
of those are developers, they are mostly using applications we build
for them on request (or Java and the occasional commercial package).

So from the sound of it 1.6 is the way to go and if we ever hit
something that needs MPI-3 then we'll install that in parallel but
leave the default at 1.6.

Thanks so much to you all!

All the best,
Chris
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 Christopher Samuel Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
 Email: samuel_at_[hidden] Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
 http://www.vlsci.org.au/ http://twitter.com/vlsci
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