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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Windows support for OpenMPI
From: Damien (damien_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-06 14:07:45


So far, I count three people interested in OpenMPI on Windows. That's
not a case for ongoing support.

Damien

On 04/12/2012 11:32 AM, Durga Choudhury wrote:
> All
>
> Since I did not see any Microsoft/other 'official' folks pick up the
> ball, let me step up. I have been lurking in this list for quite a
> while and I am a generic scientific programmer (i.e. I use many
> frameworks such as OpenCL/OpenMP etc, not just MPI)
> Although I am primarily a Linux user, I do own multiple versions of
> Visual Studio licenses and have a small cluster that dual boots to
> Windows/Linux (and more nodes can be added on demand). I cannot do any
> large scale testing on this, but I can build and run regression tests etc.
>
> If the community needs the Windows support to continue, I can take up
> that responsibility, until a more capable person/group is found at least.
>
> Thanks
> Durga
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Damien <damien_at_[hidden]
> <mailto:damien_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> I completely missed the message about Shiqing departing as the
> OpenMPI Windows maintainer. I'll try and keep Windows builds
> going for 1.6 at least, I have 2011 and 2013 Intel licenses and
> VS2008 and 2012, but not 2010. I see that the 1.6.3 code base
> already doesn't build on Windows in VS2012 :-(.
>
> While I can try and keep builds going, I don't have access to a
> Windows cluster right now, and I'm flat out on two other projects.
> I can test on my workstation, but that will only go so far.
> Longer-term, there needs to be a decision made on whether Windows
> gets to be a first-class citizen in OpenMPI or not. Jeff's
> already told me that 1.7 is lagging behind on Windows. It would
> be a shame to have all the work Shiqing put in gradually decay
> because it can't be supported enough. If there's any
> Microsoft/HPC/Azure folks observing this list, or any other
> vendors who run on Windows with OpenMPI, maybe we can see what can
> be done if you're interested.
>
> Damien
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