[Mpi-forum] Call for Participation: Q1 2020 PMIx Standard Quarterly Administrative Steering Committee (ASC) Meeting

Mohror, Kathryn mohror1 at llnl.gov
Tue Dec 17 13:46:40 CST 2019

Hello everyone,

The PMIx community is pleased to announce the first-quarter meeting of the Administrative Steering Committee (ASC) of the PMIx standardization body for 2020. The objective of the PMIx standard is to provide an implementation-independent specification to facilitate interaction between applications, tools, and middleware and system runtime environments. The interface focuses on supporting application launch and wire-up; supporting tools that wish to inspect, steer, and/or debug parallel applications; providing interfaces to manage dynamic workload applications, to support fault tolerance and cross-library coordination; and facilitate communication across container boundaries. The PMIx standard is governed by the ASC comprised of representatives from a wide range of research, academic, and industrial organizations. The ASC plays a critical role in shaping the evolution of this critical system interface.

In 2019, the PMIx standardization body adopted new governance rules to facilitate broader participation, and balance active innovation with interface stability. This quarterly meeting will be the second formal meeting of the ASC under these new governance rules. The goal of this meeting is to read, discuss, and vote on modifications to the PMIx standard, discuss potential modifications or new ideas for the standard, welcome formal participation in the governance body from new, interested groups, and learn of community progress with respect to PMIx. As such we are calling for broad participation from the parallel and distributed computing community to participate in this meeting.

Meeting information:

 * Date: January 23, 2020

 * Time: 11 am - 5 pm US Central Time

 * Location: Virtual (online) Meeting (see agenda link for details)

 * Meeting Link: <https://github.com/pmix/pmix-standard/wiki/ASC-Q4-2019-Meeting> https://github.com/pmix/pmix-standard/wiki/ASC-Q1-2020-Meeting

For more information about the PMIx standardization body and its activities please join the mailing list [1], check out the activity on the GitHub repository [2], and/or review the website [3].

[1] PMIx Forum Mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pmix-forum

[2] PMIx Standard GitHub: https://github.com/pmix/pmix-standard

[3] PMIx website: https://pmix.org

Kathryn Mohror and Josh Hursey
PMIx ASC Co-Chairs
Kathryn Mohror, kathryn at llnl.gov<mailto:kathryn at llnl.gov>, https://people.llnl.gov/kathryn
Data Analysis Group<https://computation.llnl.gov/casc/data-analysis-group> @ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA

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