[ofiwg] OFI WG - proposed abstract for SC15 BoF

Sung-Eun Choi sungeun at cray.com
Mon Aug 3 17:00:59 PDT 2015

This abstract is a bit vague regarding what the BoF is about.

What is the title of the BoF?  An option would be to sell it as a
user's group meeting (OFI-UG?) to encourage participation by more
potential consumers.

I wouldn't waste words in the abstract tying the BoF back to the
tutorial, especially since you want people who do not attend your
tutorial to attend the BoF also.  Rather, since OFI is relatively new,
I'd spend a sentence or two saying what it is.  If there's any sort of
structure you can promise, that would be nice too.  For example, "This
BoF will begin with an overview of OFI and the current development
status including updates from provider implementors, followed by a
discussion and Q&A with the audience."

Are you proposing a 1 hour or 1.5 hour BoF?  If the longer one, you
could ask consumers to report on their status during the BoF.

Finally, I'd save the "why OFI and this BoF is important" sentences
for the "Proposal" section of the submission.

-- Sung

On Mon, Aug 03, 2015 at 09:55:45PM +0000, Paul Grun wrote:
> This BoF builds on the spirit of the tutorial "Introducing OFI" and provides opportunities for broadening the  engagement between the intended consumers (MPI, PGAS, SHMEM, Chapel...) and the developers of the new libfabric API.  From the outset, a guiding principle of the OFI project has been its consumer-centric approach to developing APIs, hence this BoF is crucial both in continuing to develop the API and in aiding consumers in deploying it.  With its recent public release the BoF will result in broadening adoption of the API, delivering valuable input to the working group developing it, and accelerating its adoption.
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