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Re: Switching from openmpi to mpich2 on ia64?

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 01:23:56PM +0200, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 1:18 PM, Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:04 PM, Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org> wrote:
> >> The 1.6 release of openmpi fails badly on ia64, see Bug #720419.  As no
> >> solution appears to be forthcoming, maybe the best would be to remove
> >> ia64 from openmpi's arch list and switch to mpich2 as default
> >> implementation for mpi-default-{bin,dev}?
> >
> > Why bother ? Itanium support is being dropped. At least this what I
> > understood from a RM request on my of my package:
> >
> > http://bugs.debian.org/727600
> Sorry misread the bug description, it only applied to upstream Mono. I
> got confused with the recent mail from Niels [*], where no porter for
> ia64 showed up.
> Anyone knows what's the actual status of Itanium then ?

Well, chances are ia64 will be dropped for jessie, but waiting for this
is not a solution for the openmpi 1.6 transition, which is taking place
right now and is being held up by 1.6 not working on ia64.


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