SPAM: ADV: MPI Software Technology, Inc (fwd)

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl at
Thu Jul 26 10:08:08 PDT 2001

I have been contacted off-list by representatives of MPI Softtech, which
more or less convincingly explained that it was a personalized mail, not a
spam (albeit, unfortunately for them, bearing all the earmarks of spam).

So I'm willing to give them the benefit of doubt, and I'm retracting the
post below.

Sorry for double waste of bandwidth, but it needed to be said, for
fairness sake towards MPI Softtech.



On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Eugene Leitl wrote:

> I've just been spammed by these MPI Software Tech folks. In case this
> also happened to several list subscribers, as it is to be suspected, I
> strongly suspect to not buy their product, in fact killfiling the
> entire domain.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 09:05:16 -0500
> From: Kerrie Staten <kerrie at MPI-Softtech.Com>
> To: Eugene.Leitl at
> Subject: ADV: MPI Software Technology, Inc
> Dear Mr. Leitl:
> Some time ago, I contacted you to introduce you to MPI Software Technology, Inc and our product, MPI/Pro. Please review the information below, as it is an update of the new and exciting platforms/functions that we are currently implementing and supporting for MPI/Pro.
> Features
> In addition to the 128 functions included in version 1.2 of the MPI Standard, MPI/Pro also supports the following:
>   a.. Low CPU Overhead (non-polling)
>   b.. Thread safety
>   c.. Asynchronous completion notification
>   d.. Independent message progress (complies fully with the MPI Progress Rule)
>   e.. Overlapping of computation and communication
>   f.. Optimized persistent mode of communication
>   g.. Optimized derived data types
>   h.. Efficient mechanisms for message demultiplexing
>   i.. Reliability for long-running, complex programs
>   j.. Efficient multi-device architecture
>   k.. Broad Conformance & Performance Testing
>   l.. Open MP friendly
>   m.. Beowulf ‘bproc’ technology
>   n.. Efficient channel bonding for multi-Ethernet
> Platforms/Interconnects/Processors
> MPI/Pro will run on machines that are part of a domain or workgroup environment. The choice of interconnect is entirely left to the discretion of the user.
> MPI/Pro supports the following:
> Linux                                                   Windows
> TCP - x86, Alpha, PPC                         TCP - x86
> GM - x86, Alpha                                    GM - x86
> VIA - x86                                               VIA - x86
> Support
> MSTI offers an outstanding support and maintenance program. There are several ways to take advantage of our support and maintenance services:
>   a.. Standard support is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, CST for initial questions via telephone or email.
>   b.. Email support at for any technical questions and receive a next-day response.
>   c.. Email mpipro-sup at with specific questions about MPI/Pro.
>   d.. Email sales at for any sales questions or requests.
>   e.. In addition to support and maintenance, you will receive free product upgrades.
> Please visit our website,, to download MPI/Pro for Linux and Windows TCP for free, unsupported download, for up to 16 processes.
> Feel free to contact me for pricing and product information.
> Sincerely,
> Kerrie Staten
> MPI Software Technology, Inc.
> Sales Manager
> 101 S. Lafayette Street, Suite 33
> Starkville, MS 39759
> tel  (662) 320-4300x35
> fax (662) 320-4301
> kerrie at
> This is an unsolicited advertisement. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, please email me at kerrie at and type remove in the subject line.
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