[mpich-announce] Announcing the availability of mpich-3.2rc1

Balaji, Pavan balaji at anl.gov
Mon Oct 5 16:32:53 CDT 2015

The MPICH team is pleased to announce the availability of a new preview release (mpich-3.2rc1).  This is a release candidate of the upcoming MPICH 3.2.  This preview release addresses a number of bugs that were present in previous releases. Unless other critical bugs are found, this release would be identical to the final 3.2 GA release (apart from the version number change).

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A list of changes in this release is included at the end of this email.


The MPICH Team

			Changes in 3.2

 # Added support for MPI-3.1 features including nonblocking collective I/O,
   address manipulation routines, thread-safety for MPI initialization,
   pre-init functionality, and new MPI_T routines to look up variables
   by name.

 # Fortran 2008 bindings are enabled by default and fully supported.

 # Added support for the Mellanox MXM InfiniBand interface.  (thanks
   to Mellanox for the code contribution).

 # Added support for the Mellanox HCOLL interface for collectives.
   (thanks to Mellanox for the code contribution).

 # Significant stability improvements to the MPICH/portals4

 # Completely revamped RMA infrastructure including several
   scalability improvements, performance improvements, and bug fixes.

 # Added experimental support for Open Fabrics Interfaces (OFI) version 1.0.0.
   https://github.com/ofiwg/libfabric (thanks to Intel for code contribution)

 # The Myrinet MX network module, which had a life cyle from 1.1 till
   3.1.2, has now been deleted.

 # Several other minor bug fixes, memory leak fixes, and code cleanup.

   A full list of changes is available at the following link:


   A full list of bugs that have been fixed is available at the
   following link:


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