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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Windows support for OpenMPI
From: Durga Choudhury (dpchoudh_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-04 13:32:04


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.


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Damien <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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