[mpich-announce] Announcing the availability of MPICH 3.4

Raffenetti, Kenneth J. raffenet at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Jan 5 11:32:07 CST 2021

A new stable release of MPICH, 3.4, is now available for download. This is the first stable release in the 3.4.x series. In this series, ch4 replaces ch3 as the default device configuration. New features include GPU support, multi-VCI communication (experimental), XPMEM support, DAOS support in ROMIO (thanks to Intel contribution), and business card exchange enhancements.

Also in this release are several bug fixes and improvements in ch3, hydra, and common MPICH code. You can find the release on our downloads 
page (https://www.mpich.org/downloads/).

Production environments are encouraged to upgrade to this release.

The MPICH team

                               Changes in 3.4

# ch4 replaces ch3 as the default device configuration.

# Add support for Yaksa datatype engine (default in ch4).

# Add support for GPU buffers (CUDA, Level Zero) in pt2pt,
  collectives, and one-sided communication.

# Add support for XPMEM.

# Add support for multiple virtual communication interfaces for more
  efficient MPI_THREAD_MULTIPLE (experimental).

# Add DAOS ADIO driver to ROMIO (contributed by Intel).

# Add Quobyte ADIO driver to ROMIO (contributed by Quobyte).

# Add support for Arm compiler toolchain

# Add support for flang/f18 Fortran compiler

# Add support for AddressSanitizer and UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer to
  debug configuration

# Remove mxm, llc, and portals4 netmods from ch3.

# Remove support for logical reduction operations on floating point

# Remove MPIX_Mutex interfaces.

# Further improvements to ch4 business card exchange: extra
  long address support and fixes for PMIx integration.

# Un-inline non-critical ch4 code for improved build times.

# Fix several test program bugs.

# Fix several static analysis and compiler warnings.

# Change the signature of MPID_Init to include requested and provided
  thread levels.

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


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