[ofiwg] OpenFabrics related C++ Networking Technical Specification BoF

Hefty, Sean sean.hefty at intel.com
Mon Jul 24 13:44:02 PDT 2017

> Chris – I sent you my suggested re-wording privately last week.
> Please let me know if you did not receive the text.  I think this
> version of it makes too much of the OFA (‘…an effort to promote
> utilization of OFI…’)

"and HPC fabric interconnects"

> and does not do enough to elaborate on the value
> of the extensions being suggested for investigation.  The motivation
> for the BoF should not be about accelerating adoption of libfabric…it
> should be about improving application performance and/or efficiency.

My take-away from reading the proposal was that it was focused on the latter ("increase accessibility of fabric technologies").  The proposal is just asking to use an existing working group as the branching off point.

I didn't interpret this as trying to accelerate libfabric adoption, since, technically, libfabric cannot be the solution.  It is possible it could become part of the implementation, but the solution itself must fit the C++ user community's expectations.  This is moving beyond the BoF proposal and into real discussion though.

- Sean

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