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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: Remove heterogeneous support
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-04-25 20:41:28


So it sounds like we may have a test platform, which leaves the question of repair

George: can you give us some idea of what was broken and/or pointers on what needs to be done to repair it?

On Apr 25, 2014, at 4:34 AM, Adrian Reber <adrian_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:29:36AM +0000, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) wrote:
>> On Apr 25, 2014, at 6:13 AM, Gilles Gouaillardet <gilles.gouaillardet_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>
>>> it is possible to use qemu in order to emulate unavailable hardware.
>>> for what it's worth, i am now running a ppc64 qemu emulated virtual
>>> machine on an x86_64 workstation.
>>> this is pretty slow (2 hours for configure and even more for make) but
>>> enough to make simple tests/debugging.
>>
>>
>> Fair point. I have a (very) dim recollection of someone raising the same point the last time we talked about heterogeneity.
>>
>> If someone would volunteer to do this, and run MTT in this setup on a regular, preferably automated, schedule (something even as low as once a week would probably be fine), that would probably change the equation.
>
> I have access to ppc64 machines (PPC970MP and PowerXCell) on which I
> could set up MTT.
>
> Adrian
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