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SCHEDULE: NOV 13-19, 2010

OpenSHMEM: SHMEM for the PGAS community at large

SESSION: OpenSHMEM: SHMEM for the PGAS community at large

EVENT TYPE: Birds of a Feather

TIME: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

SESSION LEADER(S):Stephen W Poole, Lauren L. Smith, Anthony Curtis


Initially developed for the Cray T3D in 1993 and is now a trademark of SGI. The SHMEM parallel programming library is an easy-to-use programming model. The SHMEM model uses highly efficient one-sided communication APIs providing an intuitive global-view interface to shared or distributed memory systems. SHMEM's capabilities provide an excellent low level interface for PGAS as well as a bridge to PGAS for those converting from MPI. Collectively, these capabilities led to SHMEM's rapid adoption in several strategic classified application spaces. The capabilities of SHMEM/Openshmem certainly make it a viable candidate for exa-scale systems we are currently contemplating. After over a decade of intensive use in demanding market sectors, a wide number of vibrant implementations exist for several current parallel architectures, but the APIs and semantics of these implementations have been diverging for some time. The purpose of this BOF is to bring the existing SHMEM user and developer communities together as we announce OpenSHMEM 1.0, a new open source SHMEM implementation already supported by all of the key SHMEM vendors and the dominant segments of the SHMEM user community. All attendees are welcome to participate in this short introduction to the API, an overview of recent progress and developments, and a discussion of future directions for the community.

Session Leader Details:

Stephen W Poole (Primary Session Leader) - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Lauren L. Smith (Secondary Session Leader) - DOD

Anthony Curtis (Secondary Session Leader) - University of Houston

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