(j3.2006) [MPI3 Fortran] Feedback from Fortran J3 meeting

Toon Moene toon
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.

Kind regards,

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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