[Beowulf] The Case for an MPI ABI

Ashley Pittman ashley at quadrics.com
Wed Feb 23 03:31:35 PST 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 11:06 -0600, Rusty Lusk wrote:
> From: Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pathscale.com>
> Subject: [Beowulf] The Case for an MPI ABI
> Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 21:08:24 -0800
> > This talk:
> > 
> > http://www.openib.org/docs/oib_wkshp_022005/mpi-abi-pathscale-lindahl.pdf
> > 
> > mostly talks about why we need an ABI, who wins and loses as a result
> > of having one, and the pieces that could be in it. Please give it a
> > look.
> One piece you include is the replacement of the non-portable mpirun with
> an mpistart with standard arguments.  You might note that the MPI-2
> forum addressed this issue with the specification of an mpiexec with
> standard arguments.  MPICH2 implements it.

Can you provide a link to the the part of the MPI-2 spec which says what
these arguments are, I can't seem to find it on-line.


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