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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: Remove heterogeneous support
From: Gilles Gouaillardet (gilles.gouaillardet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-04-25 06:13:31

Jeff and all,

On 2014/04/25 18:47, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) wrote:
> But ask that question a little differently: which is more complicated,
> long-term maintenance of a feature which no one really tests (or even
> has the hardware setup to test) or removal?

it is possible to use qemu in order to emulate unavailable hardware.
for what it's worth, i am now running a ppc64 qemu emulated virtual
machine on an x86_64 workstation.
this is pretty slow (2 hours for configure and even more for make) but
enough to make simple tests/debugging.