[Mpi3-tools] MPI3 tools WG Mission Statement
Bronis R. de Supinski
bronis at llnl.gov
Wed Sep 2 13:32:54 CDT 2009
I agree. I have no edits to suggest for this informal document.
On Wed, 2 Sep 2009, Rajeev Thakur wrote:
> This looks very good.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mpi3-tools-bounces at lists.mpi-forum.org
> > [mailto:mpi3-tools-bounces at lists.mpi-forum.org] On Behalf Of
> > Martin Schulz
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 10:02 AM
> > To: mpi3-tools at lists.mpi-forum.org
> > Subject: [Mpi3-tools] MPI3 tools WG Mission Statement
> > Hi all,
> > Below is a first draft of a mission statement for the tools
> > WG that we
> > were asked to
> > provide. I would like to discuss this with the whole group at
> > tomorrow's WG meeting.
> > Please feel free to also comment via email if you can't make
> > it to the
> > meeting or
> > if have any urgent comments (seems the MPI Forum seems to be
> > reviewing
> > some
> > of these already).
> > Thanks,
> > Martin
> > The goal of this working group is define interfaces that can be used
> > by both performance
> > and correctness tools to gain information about internals of the MPI
> > library, interactions
> > between an application and the MPI library, as well as the system
> > environment an MPI
> > application runs in. This is intended as an extension to the
> > existing
> > and widely used
> > PMPI interface. These efforts will help in providing reliable and
> > portable interfaces for
> > MPI tools with new functionality currently not covered by the MPI
> > standard.
> > In particular, this WG is aiming at the standardization of the
> > following interfaces:
> > - A scalable version of a process acquisition interface to identify
> > and locate all
> > processes which are part of an MPI job.
> > - An interface to look for and locate tool DLLs.
> > - An interface to inspect message queues.
> > - An interface to understand progress in collective communication.
> > - An interface to query additional semantic information for
> > opaque MPI
> > handles.
> > - A performance information interface that allows MPI
> > implementations
> > to export
> > additional low level performance information including, but not
> > limited to, the
> > operating state of the MPI library.
> > ______________________________________________________________
> > _________
> > Martin Schulz, schulzm at llnl.gov, http://*people.llnl.gov/schulzm
> > CASC @ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA
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