[ofiwg] descriptive terminology for libfabric

Hefty, Sean sean.hefty at intel.com
Thu Aug 6 14:50:26 PDT 2015

> Does anybody object to the shorthand description of libfabric as “an API
> designed to support user mode IPC operations”?

I think the same description could apply to MPI, SHMEM, and others.  Apps could definitely target libfabric APIs directly, but for practical purposes, libfabric is targeting middleware, especially in the short term.

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