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Subject: Re: [boost] "I want everything" should build "out of the box" (on Windows)
From: OvermindDL1 (overminddl1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-28 11:51:46

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Doug Gregor<doug.gregor_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 8:31 AM, OvermindDL1<overminddl1_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> The main platform I have to work on is Windows, and I had seen that
>> before but disregarded it since it had no Windows support.  However, I
>> just checked, it looks like Windows support was *just* added (version
>> 1.3.3, the current version, 1.3.4 is in progress), fascinating.
> MPICH2 and Microsoft's MS-MPI also provide MPI for Windows.
>> Still, a completely in-boost option would allow for all the template
>> magic everyone here knows, thus it could become higher performant then
>> any other MPI library out.  Possible incentive anyway.  :)
> A completely in-Boost option is unlikely to ever perform as well as
> any of the aforementioned MPI implementations. Each of these
> implementations has had many man-years of optimization to extract the
> best performance out of today's networking hardware. Even if we
> managed to provide comparable performance for some common platform
> (say, TCP on Windows), we're certainly not going to be able to compete
> with vendor-optimized implementations for more specialized,
> high-performance networking hardware.

Good point, I had not read about that. That is part of the possibly
unstated info I was expecting, thanks.

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