My wife thought it was frackin' brilliant.  :)

-jms
Sent from my PDA.  No type good.

----- Original Message -----
From: devel-bounces@open-mpi.org <devel-bounces@open-mpi.org>
To: Open MPI Developers <devel@open-mpi.org>
Sent: Wed Apr 01 18:58:55 2009
Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Open MPI 2009 released

Bravo!! This is beautiful.
By far my favorite part is "Cobol (so say we all!)".
However, I question why ARM6 was targeted as opposed to ARM7 ;-)

-Paul

George Bosilca wrote:
> The Open MPI Team, representing a consortium of bailed-out banks, car
> manufacturers, and insurance companies, is pleased to announce the
> release of the "unbreakable" / bug-free version Open MPI 2009,
> (expected to be available by mid-2011).  This release is essentially a
> complete rewrite of Open MPI based on new technologies such as C#,
> Java, and object-oriented Cobol (so say we all!).  Buffer overflows
> and memory leaks are now things of the past.  We strongly recommend
> that all users upgrade to Windows 7 to fully take advantage of the new
> powers embedded in Open MPI.
>
> This version can be downloaded from the The Onion web site or from
> many BitTorrent networks (seeding now; the Open MPI ISO is
> approximately 3.97GB -- please wait for the full upload).
>
> Here is an abbreviated list of changes in Open MPI 2009 as compared to
> the previous version:
>
> - Dropped support for MPI 2 in favor of the newly enhanced MPI 11.7
>  standard.  MPI_COOK_DINNER support is only available with additional
>  equipment (some assembly may be required).  An experimental PVM-like
>  API has been introduced to deal with the current limitations of the
>  MPI 11.7 API.
> - Added a Twitter network transport capable of achieving peta-scale
>  per second bandwidth (but only on useless data).
> - Dropped support for the barely-used x86 and x86_64 architectures in
>  favor of the most recent ARM6 architecture.  As a direct result,
>  several Top500 sites are planning to convert from their now obsolete
>  peta-scale machines to high-reliability iPhone clusters using the
>  low-latency AT&T 3G network.
> - The iPhone iMPI app (powered by iOpen MPI) is now downloadable from
>  the iTunes Store.  Blackberry support will be included in a future
>  release.
> - Fix all compiler errors related to the PGI 8.0 compiler by
>  completely dropping support.
> - Add some "green" features for energy savings.  The new "--bike"
>  mpirun option will only run your parallel jobs only during the
>  operation hours of the official Open MPI biking team.  The
>  "--preload-result" option will directly embed the final result in
>  the parallel execution, leading to more scalable and reliable runs
>  and decreasing the execution time of any parallel application under
>  the real-time limit of 1 second.  Open MPI is therefore EnergyStar
>  compliant when used with these options.
> - In addition to moving Open MPI's lowest point-to-point transports to
>  be an external project, limited support will be offered for
>  industry-standard platforms.  Our focus will now be to develop
>  highly scalable transports based on widely distributed technologies
>  such as SMTP, High Performance Gopher (v3.8 and later), OLE COMM,
>  RSS/Atom, DNS, and Bonjour.
> - Opportunistic integration with Conflicker in order to utilize free
>  resources distributed world-wide.
> - Support for all Fortran versions prior to Fortran 2020 has been
>  dropped.
>
> Make today an Open MPI day!
>
>
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Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove@lbl.gov
Future Technologies Group                 Tel: +1-510-495-2352
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