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While doing some benchmarking with derived data types, I found that
the prerelease Open MPI 1.2 is giving *much* better performance than
Open MPI 1.1. My simple benchmark is a modified NetPIPE that sends/
receives data via a derived data type build with MPI_Contiguous(1,
MPI_BYTE, ...) rather than MPI_BYTE. With Open MPI 1.1, this killed
performance; with Open MPI 1.2, it had essentially no performance
impact. Here's the NetPIPE chart, for reference:
This message was originally going to point out the performance issues
with Open MPI 1.1, but instead I'll just say "Keep up the good work!"
Doug "even-if-I-were-objective-Open MPI-would-be-better" Gregor