[Mpi-forum] Active Message working group

William Gropp wgropp at illinois.edu
Wed Feb 11 14:54:40 CST 2009

This arose during the RMA discussions because AM is a common feature  
in many (non-MPI) RMA interfaces - since AM is also relevant in other  
areas (fault tolerance and pt-2-pt among them), a separate group was  


On Feb 11, 2009, at 2:30 PM, Ron Brightwell wrote:

>> There has been a proposal to startup an Active Message working
>> group for MPI 3.0.  The question I have to the Forum is if there
>> enough support for such a group to form.  If there is, I will go
>> ahead and get this group going.  We need 4 organizations to express
>> support for this, to start the working group.
>> ORNL second’s this request.
> This was probably discussed at the meeting, but it seems like this  
> would fit
> in the point-to-point communications working group.  What was the  
> motivation
> to have a separate working group, especially given the few number of  
> items
> in the point-to-point working group?
> -Ron
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William Gropp
Deputy Director for Research
Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies
Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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