[ofiwg] Draft proposal for the SC15 libfabric BoF

Paul Grun grun at cray.com
Tue Aug 11 08:52:51 PDT 2015

I, too, agree.  The comments about verbs in the BoF proposal are based on this slide, currently being developed by DS/DA:

OFI WG came to a similar set of conclusions.   I strongly support the work going on in OFV WG.  OFV WG is not mentioned in the BoF proposal at all.

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From: Bernard Metzler [mailto:BMT at zurich.ibm.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:41 AM
To: Gilad Shainer
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Subject: Re: [ofiwg] Draft proposal for the SC15 libfabric BoF

Gilad, I agree.

We as an alliance comprising multiple working groups should never promote public bashing among those groups. This should not preclude constructive discussion though.


From:   Gilad Shainer <Shainer at Mellanox.com<mailto:Shainer at Mellanox.com>>
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Subject:        Re: [ofiwg] Draft proposal for the SC15 libfabric BoF
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Thanks for sending Paul.

I am not sure I understand why you suggest that the verbs API is not something that fit the needs of applications. The API was created with the RDMA network architecture to meet the needs of applications and it is proven in many systems installations, and it supports both InfiniBand and Ethernet. OFI is yet to be proved on a single system.

As long as OFA supports the development of OFI and OFV, I think that we need to be careful not to have negative view on neither  of them. If you want to focus on OFI that is fine, but there is no need to say it is the better option. The opposite can also be said.

Gilad Shainer
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From: mwg-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org<mailto:mwg-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org> [ mailto:mwg-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org] On Behalf Of Paul Grun
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Subject: [mwg] Draft proposal for the SC15 libfabric BoF

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