[Mpi-forum] MPI user survey

Supalov, Alexander alexander.supalov at intel.com
Tue Nov 17 16:46:41 CST 2009

We can provide links to the respective tickets, or formulate some explanation as suggested by Dick. 

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From: mpi-forum-bounces at lists.mpi-forum.org [mailto:mpi-forum-bounces at lists.mpi-forum.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Squyres
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On Nov 17, 2009, at 8:16 AM, Supalov, Alexander wrote:

> No objections - let's go for 2 separate questions, e.g.:
> "Do you want to achieve higher performance by disabling certain  
> MPI-3 features in your program?

I do not think that this is a well-formed question.

It directly states something that has not been well defined (or even  
accepted) by the Forum.  Specifically: it is *by no means guaranteed*  
that you will get higher performance by disabling certain MPI-3  
features.  Heck, we don't even know precisely what MPI-3 features will  

> "If so, do you prefer subsetting or assertions?"

The others questions contain at least a hint of context so that  
respondents have a clue as to how to answer.  This one explains  
neither "subsetting" nor "assertions".  I suspect that 95% of  
respondents will not know how to answer.

Jeff Squyres
jsquyres at cisco.com

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