August 27, 2010

Cell phones, MPI, and extending the boundaries of supercomputing

Jeff Squyres has a post to get your Friday morning off right in which he issues a challenge for someone in the community with a little free time to extend Open MPI…into your pocket! 

Jeff Squyres has a post to get your Friday morning off right in which he issues a challenge for someone in the community with a little free time to extend Open MPI…into your pocket

We’ve actually idly chatted about such things in the Open MPI community for a while.  It would be tremendously fun to write an iPhone/Android app that could talk to an MPI implementation and/or application.  Perhaps a good starting point would be to have the MPI implementation talk to an iPhone/Android phone.

Indeed, a simple first feature might well be push notifications when an MPI job completes. Open MPI supports “notifier” plugins  that exactly fit this use-case scenario.  We just need someone to write a notifier that sends an iPhone/Android push notification.

Any takers?  Ping me; I’d be happy to point you in the right direction.

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