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Subject: Re: [Open MPI Announce] Open MPI instructional videos
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-27 12:48:01

Oops! I neglected to include the link to the videos on the web site:

On May 27, 2008, at 12:41 PM, Jeff Squyres wrote:

> Over the past year or two, I have been slowly creating a large set of
> Open MPI training material that I've used to present to my company's
> customers and partners. I have just recently received permission to
> release all of my slides to the greater HPC community. Woo hoo!
> Note that "receiving permission" is very different than receiving
> funding or additional staff to publish said training material. :-)
> So I chose a very low-budget method to publish this material:
> recording video+audio of me talking through my training slides
> (screen-
> scraping the slides from my laptop's screen). Each video is me
> narrating a [relatively] small chunk of slides on a specific sub-
> topic:
> 1. What is MPI? What is Open MPI?
> 2. Basic Architecture and Tuning
> 3. OpenFabrics Concepts
> 4. Open MPI OpenFabrics Protocols (v1.2 series)
> 5. Tuning the Openib BTL (v1.2 series)
> 6. Openib BTL v1.3 Sneak Peak
> Hopefully you'll find this information useful.
> These videos are somewhat of a test. Do users find them useful? I
> have other material that I could cover (i.e., more slides), and ideas
> for additonal formats (e.g., terminal screen-scrapes showing actual
> OMPI usage, demonstrating specific concepts), and others in the OMPI
> group may be motivated to make some of these if users find them
> useful. We'd love to hear some feedback on the Open MPI users'
> mailing list (keeping in mind that these are [very] low-budget
> productions):
> - Do you like these videos / are they useful to you?
> - Do you like the format?
> - Is the (slides+narration) format useful?
> - Would terminal screen-scrape sessions be useful?
> - ...other [low-budget] suggestions?
> - Do you have recommendations for specific topics that you would like
> to see?
> --
> Jeff Squyres
> Cisco Systems
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Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems