[Mpi-forum] Meeting schedule for 2012

Jeff Hammond jhammond at alcf.anl.gov
Tue Sep 20 08:52:59 CDT 2011

what if digital attendance was only permitted by parties who were
already voting-eligible?  that way, organizations with limited travel
funds could attend >50% of meetings in-person but still vote in the
remainder.  for example, if you have to earn eligibility the
old-fashioned way (physical attendance), it immediately eliminates all
the flakes from the digital attendance pool.

anyways, video telecons are still a pain in the arse no matter who is
showing up that way.


On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 8:33 AM, Jeff Squyres <jsquyres at cisco.com> wrote:
> On Sep 20, 2011, at 9:27 AM, Jeff Hammond wrote:
>> I wonder at what point the MPI Forum will support digital attendance.
>> I guess someone must have looked into this and decided that it was too
>> much of pain in the arse.
> That has been the conclusion in the past -- plus, the Forum intentionally wanted to "raise the bar" for participation, trying to ensure that only those who really cared would actually be involved.  This prevents (at least) two kinds of lazy participants:
> - those who only want their organization's name on the MPI roster
> - those who only attend occasional meetings (or worse, just a session or two here and there) and don't really have a good understanding of the Forum or the issues involved
> To be clear, Forum participation is open to anyone.  But we really only want people who want to actually be *involved* -- not just someone who drops in for an occasional meeting and is (perhaps unintentionally) disruptive due to lack of knowledge/experience on how the Forum works, the body of complex issues that are being worked on, etc.
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Jeff Hammond
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University of Chicago Computation Institute
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