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From: George Bosilca (bosilca_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-29 12:13:31

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006, Marcelo Stival wrote:

> Hi,
> I have 2 questions related to short/long message protocols...
> 1) When using synchronous comm mode, short messages (<64kB) still be
> transferred eagerly?

Depend. 64Kb is not the limits between the eager and rendez-vous protocol.
In fact it depend on the underlying network that get activated. Anyway,
for this particular question this limit between the eager and rendez-vous
protocol does not matter. Synchronous is alway a rendez-vous protocol as
specified in the MPI standard.

> And larger messages will be transferred using rendezvous...?

That's always the case even for non synchronous operations.

> 2) When the progress-thread (tcp btl) will be applied?
> Just for long messages? Does it affect synchronous short messages sends?

The behavior will be the same with or without threads.


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