[Mpi-forum] Proposal to establish the Miscellaneous Working Group

Jeff Squyres jsquyres at cisco.com
Fri Aug 8 12:43:16 CDT 2008

Can we suck Fortran into this group?  ;-)  Just kidding.

Cisco seconds this proposal and would like to participate.

On Aug 8, 2008, at 1:34 PM, Adam Moody wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'd like to propose a new Miscellaneous working group as a  
> placeholder for ideas which don't nicely fit into any of the  
> existing working groups.  At the moment, here are the topics I'd  
> like to include in such a group.
> * Recommending standard names and options for MPI compiler wrappers,  
> in the same way the 2.0 makes recommendations about mpiexec
> * Assembling test suites for 2.2 and 3.0, perhaps not blessed by the  
> standard, but a place where all MPI developers can download and/or  
> contribute tests to check their MPI meets the spec (or rather  
> doesn't fail to meet the spec for some particular test case)
> * Organizing a survey to identify features that users currently use  
> in MPI, and for feedback on new features proposed for 3.0
> * Recommending standard tools interfaces, like MPIR_PROCDESC
> I'm willing to chair this group.  Are there other organizations who  
> would support it?
> -Adam Moody
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Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems

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