Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 203299
Request: Replace lam with OpenMPI in core
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:40 EST
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:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I've started talking to people about doing this. I'm not sure if it will make
fc6 or not.
I'd be happy to take lam into FE.
OpenMPI is in core.