[Mpi3-tools] MPIR document

Martin Schulz schulzm at llnl.gov
Wed Jun 16 20:59:24 CDT 2010

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for leading this discussion at the meeting this week.

All this sounds like a solid plan - if we don't get any further
major comments anymore (I have a few feedback requests
outstanding), I'll work with John on the conversion. That
should not be that hard.


On Jun 15, 2010, at 3:30 PM, Jeff Squyres wrote:

> Results from today...
> The Forum was in favor of "blessing" the MPIR document as a separate  
> document (i.e., outside of MPI-3) and hosting it on www.*mpi- 
> forum.org.  They felt that it would be important to follow the same  
> voting procedure as is followed for the official MPI document.  That  
> means   The reason for this is that this will become an important  
> document, for the following reasons:
> - A "gold standard" for tool writers
> - A "gold standard" for MPI implementors
> - A document to be used for procurements (i.e., RFPs say that MPI  
> implementations/tools support what is described in this document,  
> etc.)
> Hence, my $0.02 on what we should do is the following (reference:  
> list of upcoming MPI Forum meetings: http://*meetings.mpi-forum.org/ 
> Meeting_details.php):
> - convert the current document to the MPI Forum Latex format
> - send the resulting document to the MPI Forum mailing list a  
> minimum of 2 weeks before the September/Stuttgart meeting (this is a  
> requirement for an official reading)
> - bring up this latex-ified document in September/Stuttgart for an  
> official first reading
> - bring up this document in October/Chicago for a 1st vote
> - bring up this document in December/California for a 2nd vote
> I believe that it is also worthwhile for our fearless leader  
> (Martin) to send a mail to the general MPI Forum list to announce  
> our intention to execute this plan, and that it has the support of  
> the attendees of the June MPI Forum (for the benefit of those who  
> are not here at the meeting).
> -- 
> Jeff Squyres
> jsquyres at cisco.com
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Martin Schulz, schulzm at llnl.gov, http://people.llnl.gov/schulzm
CASC @ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA

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