Over at the MPI Blog, Cisco’s Jeff Squyres writes that recent bug-driven crashes remind that implementing complex network IPC middleware is very difficult, but luckily MPI does a great job of shielding all of that junk from you.
You want your app developers focusing on the methods and the science of their applications. You do not want your app developers worrying about subtleties of network hardware, distributed run-time job control, and other systems-based issues. That’s what MPI is for.
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