[ofiwg] Draft proposal for the SC15 libfabric BoF

Gilad Shainer Shainer at Mellanox.com
Thu Aug 13 04:01:08 PDT 2015

This is correct. Therefore OFI needs to fix "why not extend verbs" wording on the slide. Seems that we are repeating ourselves here. I hope that Paul has the information he was asking for, so OFA can continue and promote its developed software for the user community.

As far as I know, OFA did not state "verbs is perfect for everything", nor "libfabrics is perfect for everything". You wrote it Jeff.  The right way IMO for OFA is to have statements as "verbs advantages are XYZ" and libfabrics advantages are XYZ."

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) [mailto:jsquyres at cisco.com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 3:44 AM
To: Gilad Shainer
Cc: Paul Grun; Bernard Metzler; Jim Ryan; OFA Marketing Working Group (mwg at lists.openfabrics.org); OFIWG Mailing list
Subject: Re: [ofiwg] Draft proposal for the SC15 libfabric BoF

On Aug 13, 2015, at 6:16 AM, Gilad Shainer <Shainer at mellanox.com> wrote:
> This is exactly the point Jeff. You can have your private view or company view on your company material. OFA branded material IMO needs to support all OFA activities the same way. And a positive way.  

I completely agree.

To be clear: the OFA does not have the mission of proclaiming "verbs is perfect for everything."  That's why OFIWG was created.  Saying otherwise would reflect negatively on OFIWG.

So let's not keep forcing one particular company's view on this issue.

Jeff Squyres
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