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From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-03 16:49:44

Hi Dean,

On Jul 3, 2006, at 3:42 PM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:

> Hi Doug,
> I'm just thinking aloud here:
> This might not be directly related, but will the candidate Boost MPI
> implementation implement the common parallel architectural patterns
> (like meshes, lattices, trees, rings, and manager-worker/master-slave,
> among others), using generative techniques (or even template
> metaprogramming) to perhaps make the common solutions readily usable
> "out of the box" ?
> It might be a good value add over the other C++ wrappers to MPI
> implementations, but I guess at this point getting the libarary into
> Boost is more a focus than features/value-add. Will the above be
> considered in the future perhaps, as part of the candidate Boost.MPI
> library? Or will that be beyond the scope of the library?

I think implementations of common parallel architectural patterns
would make an excellent library on top of Boost.MPI (or asio, or
threads, or all 3), but I'd say it's out of scope for Boost.MPI itself.


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