[ofiwg] descriptive terminology for libfabric

Cesare Cantu (cantuc) cantuc at cisco.com
Thu Aug 6 18:33:07 PDT 2015

I somehow relate libfabric to the word "transport":

"a transport [oriented] API designed to support user mode IPC services". 

My 2 cents.


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From: ofiwg-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org [mailto:ofiwg-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org] On Behalf Of Hefty, Sean
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:50 PM
To: Paul Grun; ofiwg at lists.openfabrics.org
Subject: Re: [ofiwg] 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.
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