Josh and I are talking off-list with specific regards to his customers before I delete the mvapi btl.

-jms
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 -----Original Message-----
From:   Josh Aune [mailto:luken@lnxi.com]
Sent:   Thursday, October 11, 2007 05:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
To:     Open MPI Developers
Subject:        Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: delete mvapi BTL for v1.3

How long will the 1.2 series be maintained?

This has been giving some of our customers a bit of heart burn, but it
can also be used to help push through the OFED upgrades on the
clusters (a good thing).

Josh

On 10/11/07, Jeff Squyres <jsquyres@cisco.com> wrote:
> 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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