[Mpi3-rma] RMA proposal

Pavan Balaji balaji at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Feb 24 14:16:50 CST 2010

Based on some additional internal discussion and comments here, there's
a new version of the draft put up:

 -- Pavan

On 02/23/2010 12:51 PM, Pavan Balaji wrote:
> All,
> I've created a new RMA proposal
> (http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~balaji/tmp/rma/rma-1.4.pdf) and would like to
> initiate some discussion on it.
> The general idea is similar to the lock/unlock primitives in MPI-2.2,
> but the main difference is that it decouples synchronization of requests
> from lock/unlock itself. I've added some discussion items at places
> where there is no clear answer one way or the other. There are some
> examples in the end to give you a feel of how it can be used.
> In order to not confuse with the semantics of MPI-2.2, I've forked off a
> new concept called "Portals" which is similar to "Windows". We can
> either keep it as a separate chapter (or sub-chapter within RMA); or we
> can decide to merge it back into the concept of "Windows" as a new
> synchronization primitive. Names and syntax are always open to change.
> Look forward to your comments.
> Thanks,
>  -- Pavan

Pavan Balaji

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