Replacing LAM with OpenMPI in Fedora Core
orion at cora.nwra.com
Thu Jan 5 18:59:41 UTC 2006
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Ed Hill wrote:
> I understand that OpenMPI is supposed to [at least, for some people's
> perception! ;-)] become the "one true MPI" implementation that eclipses
> all others due to its very cool new modular design and other features.
> But, even so, I think it would be a good idea to have and maintain other
> MPI versions (such as MPICH v1 & v2, LAM, etc.) in Extras so that people
> have some flexibility. And to do that, we'll very likely need to setup
> the multiple MPI packages using alternatives.
While we are thinking about this, it would be good to be able to support
multiple versions of a particular MPI compiled with different compilers.
Locally I maintain LAM compiled with PGF90 and IFORT and it would be
nice to be able to have all three installed simultaneously.
- - Orion
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