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Subject: Re: [boost] "I want everything" should build "out of the box" (on Windows)
From: Christopher Jefferson (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-28 10:54:59

On 28 Jul 2009, at 15:46, OvermindDL1 wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 8:45 AM, OvermindDL1<overminddl1_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> Also, I have never used an MPI system, but from quick perusing of
>> what
>> MPI based systems look like, why does Boost.MPI create a full MPI
>> system instead of just create a glue on top of it? Especially since
>> all the MPI system I see seem to cost a rather ridiculous amounts of
>> money? I am probably missing something about the MPI standard
>> though,
>> but I do not see what from a quick reading that would warrant such
>> costs I see.
> why doesn't Boost.MPI create a full MPI*

openMPI ( ) is free, packaged by default on
Mac OS X, and a quick wc count is about 2M lines of source.
Reimplementing that would be a lot of work, although it might be easy
to do on top of asio.


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