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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] MPI-2.2: do you care?
From: Douglas Guptill (douglas.guptill_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-26 19:43:18


Hello Jeff:

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 07:27:42PM -0400, Jeff Squyres wrote:
> Open MPI users --
>
> I took a little heat at the last the MPI Forum for not having Open MPI be fully complaint with MPI-2.2 yet (OMPI is compliant with MPI-2.1). Specifically, there's still 4 open issues in Open MPI that are necessary for full MPI-2.2 compliance:
>
> https://svn.open-mpi.org/trac/ompi/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&summary=~MPI-2.2&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=version&order=priority
>
> We haven't made these items a priority because -- to be blunt -- no one really has been asking for them. No one has come forward and said "I *must* have these features!" (to be fair, they're somewhat obscure features).
>
> Other than not having the obvious "OMPI is MPI-2.2 compliant" checkmark for marketing reasons, is there anyone who *needs* the functionality represented by those still-open tickets?
>
> Thanks for your input.

>From my point of view, I would be glad to see more emphasis on
stability in OpenMPI (where stability means absence of bugs) than on
new features. I am still using OpenMPI-1.2.8

Just my $0.02,
Douglas.

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