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

Jeff Brown jeffb at lanl.gov
Tue Aug 12 09:19:48 CDT 2008

At 11:34 AM 8/8/2008, you 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

this one could map into the ABI WG

>* 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)

Why not blessed by the standard?  An official compliance test suite 
is a great idea.

>* 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?

LANL would support this.


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