Bug 203299 - Request: Replace lam with OpenMPI in core
Request: Replace lam with OpenMPI in core
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Doug Ledford
Brian Brock
Depends On: 213662
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Reported: 2006-08-20 20:36 EDT by Jonathan Underwood
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Jonathan Underwood 2006-08-20 20:36:41 EDT
Description of problem:
The current situation is that the lam implementation of MPI is shipped as part
of Core, and OpenMPI is in Extras. However, the lam homepage states:

"LAM/MPI is now in a maintenance mode. Bug fixes and critical patches are still
being applied, but little real "new" work is happening in LAM/MPI. This is a
direct result of the LAM/MPI Team spending the vast majority of their time
working on our next-generation MPI implementation -- Open MPI"

Since Fedora policiy is to move with upstream, lam should be replaced with
OpenMPI in core.

Why do I care? Well, as one example, currently it is not possible to build and
ship the Valgrind OpenMPI wrappers, since this would need a
BuildRequires:openmpi in the Valgrind package, and Core packages cannot BR
Extras packages AFAIK.

(For info on the Valgrind MPI wrappers see:

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Comment 1 Doug Ledford 2006-08-28 19:22:44 EDT
I've started talking to people about doing this.  I'm not sure if it will make
fc6 or not.
Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2006-09-13 15:23:08 EDT
I'd be happy to take lam into FE.
Comment 3 Orion Poplawski 2007-02-09 14:15:39 EST
OpenMPI is in core.

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