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Slides from Open MPI SC’15 SotU and MPI Forum BOFs

Here’s the slides from the Open MPI State of the Union (SotU) BOF that were presented by George Bosilca, Nathan Hjelm, and myself at the SC’15 trade show.

Thanks to all who were able to join us at the BOF in person!

UPDATE: Per request, I have also added the slides from the MPI Forum BOF at SC’15, so that you can see where the Forum and the MPI API itself is heading.

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It’s that time again! SC’15

SC'15 LogoWho’s heading to SC’15 this weekend?  I am!

Austin looks to have an exciting lineup this year.  Here’s the things I’m involved with:

We’ve also got some fun schwag to give away in the Cisco booth.  You’ll have to stop by to see what it is.  :-)

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More crazy MPI ideas: Fault detection and recovery

I had a good conversation with an ISV yesterday who makes a popular MPI-based simulation application.  One of the things I like to do in these kinds of conversations is ask the ISV engineers two questions:

  1. What new features do you want from the MPI implementations that you use?
  2. What new features or changes do you want from the MPI API itself?

You know — talk to the actual users of MPI and see what they want, both from an implementation perspective and from a standards perspective.  Shocking!

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Libfabric: Cisco’s journey, playing well with MPI

In the previous blog entry, I shared the slides of one of the mini-talks that I gave at EuroMPI 2015 in Bordeaux, France (and don’t forget to start planning for EuroMPI 2016 in Edinburgh, Scottland).

The second mini-talk I gave was twofold in itself: I discussed Cisco’s journey from the Verbs API to the Libfabric API, and discussed how well Libfabric plays inside the Open MPI implementation.

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Crazy ideas to revamp MPI_INIT and MPI_FINALIZE

I recently had the pleasure of attending EuroMPI 2015, hosted by INRIA in Bordeaux, France (…hey, you should attend EuroMPI 2016 in Edinburgh, Scottland!).

I gave two mini-talks during my speaking slot, the first of which was entitled: Crazy ideas about revamping MPI_INIT and MPI_FINALIZE.

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