[Mpi-forum] FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Upcoming MPI Forum Meetings

Martin Schulz schulzm at in.tum.de
Sat May 28 11:16:31 CDT 2022

Hi all,


At the end of the forum meeting we also had an initial discussion on how to proceed with the MPI Forum meeting series, now that the pandemic is at least (hopefully) nearing its end.


First, the next meeting will be 9/28-9/30 and it will be held as a hybrid meeting, i.e., both online and in person after EuroMPI in Chattanooga – following our rules, this will again be an “exceptional virtual voting meeting”, i.e., the same rules will apply as for the fully virtual meeting this week. What will change, though, is that we will follow a timing for the sessions that matches the local setup. However, we do know that this will create issues for folks joining from other timezones and we will take this into account.


As for the following meetings: there seemed to be a consensus that our normal cadence of 4 voting meetings per year is still appropriate (please speak up if you disagree). Following our usual timeline, the following dates/weeks could work:


Winter 2022: December 5-8, 2022

Spring 2023: February 27-March 2, 2023

Summer 2023: May 29-June 1, 2023

Fall 2023: together with EuroMPI in September (Dates tbd.)


Note, this are just proposals! Please check if there are any substantial conflicts – we will adjust the dates if there are such and we will send a final proposal for dates before deciding on final dates. However, please send possible conflicts rather sooner than later, to give us time to react.


Third, we had a discussion on whether to return to all or part in Person meetings – both for the tail end of the pandemic, but also afterwards. The general consensus from the attendees this week was that we need some in person meetings again (1-2 per year), but neither fully virtual nor fully only in person are good options. Also, there was a strong push towards allowing hybrid participation of some sort, possibly coupled with different voting roles. However, it was also clear that hybrid meetings will cause technical challenges.


As a consequence, we decided to wait out the first hybrid meeting in September and then decide on how to proceed after that. The December meeting will be virtual for sure, with a possible hybrid option for the Spring meeting. If we do want to go hybrid for the spring, though, we would need volunteers that could host us in their organization and that have good video conference setups (similar to what we had at Cisco or Microsoft) in order to support such a meeting. If you are interested and willing to host the MPI forum (for the spring meeting or also in general), please let Wesley and me know.


I think this covers the discussion at the forum meeting – if I missed something, or if you were not able to attend the discussion this week and would like to comment, please follow up here.








Prof. Dr. Martin Schulz, Chair of Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems

Department of Informatics, TU-Munich, Boltzmannstraße 3, D-85748 Garching

Member of the Board of Directors at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)

Email: schulzm at in.tum.de


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.mpi-forum.org/pipermail/mpi-forum/attachments/20220528/96e406eb/attachment.html>

More information about the mpi-forum mailing list