[ofiwg] descriptive terminology for libfabric

Paul Grun grun at cray.com
Thu Aug 6 14:54:16 PDT 2015

Okay, then is it more accurate to say, "libfabric is an API designed to support networking middleware such as MPI and at programming models and languages such as PGAS and SHMEM"

Is that better?  (If so, that just saved me a half dozen words out of my 100 word abstract budget).

-----Original Message-----
From: Hefty, Sean [mailto:sean.hefty at intel.com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:50 PM
To: Paul Grun; ofiwg at lists.openfabrics.org
Subject: RE: descriptive terminology for libfabric

> 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.

More information about the ofiwg mailing list