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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Question about scheduler support
From: Fabricio Cannini (fcannini_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-15 19:45:13

Em 15-05-2014 20:15, Maxime Boissonneault escreveu:
> Le 2014-05-15 18:27, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) a écrit :
>> On May 15, 2014, at 6:14 PM, Fabricio Cannini <fcannini_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> Alright, but now I'm curious as to why you decided against it.
>>> Could please elaborate on it a bit ?
>> OMPI has a long, deep history with the GNU Autotools. It's a very
>> long, complicated story, but the high points are:
>> 1. The GNU Autotools community has given us very good support over the
>> years.
>> 2. The GNU Autotools support all compilers that we want to support,
>> including shared library support (others did not, back in 2004 when we
>> started OMPI).
>> 3. The GNU Autotools can fully bootstrap a tarball such that the end
>> user does not need to have the GNU Autotools installed to build an
>> OMPI tarball.

I have doubt about #3 too, but :
#1 should not be a problem for the amount of projects already using cmake;
#2 too, as gromacs [ ] has been using cmake since
the 4.6 series, and it has tons of options for compilers, math
libraries, cuda, opencl ...