(j3.2006) [MPI3 Fortran] Feedback from Fortran J3 meeting
Fri May 30 08:14:06 EDT 2008
Keith Bierman wrote:
> Sadly, message passing has grown not shrunk. I doubt it is going away
> during my lifetime (sad to say).
I spoke with a vendor representative yesterday (in my responsibility
inside my Institute as the market-research-for-our-models-guy) and he
was glad to hear that most of our stuff is now MPI ready.
Of course, we - as Dutch civil servants - cannot forgo solutions to our
computational problems (when to close the sea-barriers) that are cheap
because they just tend to lay the distinction between "local"
computation and "distant" computation (of which the results are
obtainable by "communication") at the right (sweet) spot.
That's why we need MPI. Of course, that will all be solved by Fortran 2008.
Toon Moene - e-mail: toon at moene.indiv.nluug.nl - phone: +31 346 214290
Saturnushof 14, 3738 XG Maartensdijk, The Netherlands
At home: http://moene.indiv.nluug.nl/~toon/
Progress of GNU Fortran: http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2008-01/msg00009.html
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