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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] System V Shared Memory for Open MPI: Request for Community Input and Testing
From: Samuel K. Gutierrez (samuel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-28 09:16:12


Faster component initialization/finalization times is one of the main
motivating factors of this work. The general idea is to get away from
creating a rather large backing file. With respect to module
bandwidth and latency, mmap and sysv seem to be comparable - at least
that is what my preliminary tests have shown. As it stands, I have
not come across a situation where the mmap SM component doesn't work
or is slower.

Hope that helps,

Samuel K. Gutierrez
Los Alamos National Laboratory
On Apr 28, 2010, at 5:35 AM, Bogdan Costescu wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 7:55 PM, Samuel K. Gutierrez  
> <samuel_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> With Jeff and Ralph's help, I have completed a System V shared memory
>> component for Open MPI.
> What is the motivation for this work ? Are there situations where the
> mmap based SM component doesn't work or is slow(er) ?
> Kind regards,
> Bogdan
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