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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Open MPI 2009 released
From: Nicolas Deladerriere (nicolas.deladerriere_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-02 04:37:40

What a wonderfull implementation !!!!

2009/4/2 Damien Hocking <damien_at_[hidden]>

> Outstanding. I'll have two.
> Damien
> George Bosilca wrote:
>> The Open MPI Team, representing a consortium of bailed-out banks, car
>> manufacturers, and insurance companies, is pleased to announce the
>> release of the "unbreakable" / bug-free version Open MPI 2009,
>> (expected to be available by mid-2011). This release is essentially a
>> complete rewrite of Open MPI based on new technologies such as C#,
>> Java, and object-oriented Cobol (so say we all!). Buffer overflows
>> and memory leaks are now things of the past. We strongly recommend
>> that all users upgrade to Windows 7 to fully take advantage of the new
>> powers embedded in Open MPI.
>> This version can be downloaded from the The Onion web site or from
>> many BitTorrent networks (seeding now; the Open MPI ISO is
>> approximately 3.97GB -- please wait for the full upload).
>> Here is an abbreviated list of changes in Open MPI 2009 as compared to
>> the previous version:
>> - Dropped support for MPI 2 in favor of the newly enhanced MPI 11.7
>> standard. MPI_COOK_DINNER support is only available with additional
>> equipment (some assembly may be required). An experimental PVM-like
>> API has been introduced to deal with the current limitations of the
>> MPI 11.7 API.
>> - Added a Twitter network transport capable of achieving peta-scale
>> per second bandwidth (but only on useless data).
>> - Dropped support for the barely-used x86 and x86_64 architectures in
>> favor of the most recent ARM6 architecture. As a direct result,
>> several Top500 sites are planning to convert from their now obsolete
>> peta-scale machines to high-reliability iPhone clusters using the
>> low-latency AT&T 3G network.
>> - The iPhone iMPI app (powered by iOpen MPI) is now downloadable from
>> the iTunes Store. Blackberry support will be included in a future
>> release.
>> - Fix all compiler errors related to the PGI 8.0 compiler by
>> completely dropping support.
>> - Add some "green" features for energy savings. The new "--bike"
>> mpirun option will only run your parallel jobs only during the
>> operation hours of the official Open MPI biking team. The
>> "--preload-result" option will directly embed the final result in
>> the parallel execution, leading to more scalable and reliable runs
>> and decreasing the execution time of any parallel application under
>> the real-time limit of 1 second. Open MPI is therefore EnergyStar
>> compliant when used with these options.
>> - In addition to moving Open MPI's lowest point-to-point transports to
>> be an external project, limited support will be offered for
>> industry-standard platforms. Our focus will now be to develop
>> highly scalable transports based on widely distributed technologies
>> such as SMTP, High Performance Gopher (v3.8 and later), OLE COMM,
>> RSS/Atom, DNS, and Bonjour.
>> - Opportunistic integration with Conflicker in order to utilize free
>> resources distributed world-wide.
>> - Support for all Fortran versions prior to Fortran 2020 has been
>> dropped.
>> Make today an Open MPI day!
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