cp2k release goals

Jörg Saßmannshausen sassman... at tugraz.at
Fri Jan 4 11:59:52 UTC 2008

Dear all,

Happy New Year as well!

I second Alex' suggestion and I volunteer for the different platforms. 
I can offer:
AMD: Opteron and AMDx2 (debian etch, 64 bit)
Intel: Xeon (debian etch, 32bit, 2.80GHz) and some old PIII (debian etch, 
Coppermine, 866 MHz).
I got access to the latest Intel Compiler (10.x) and also some Portland 
compilers (if needed).
Most of the machines are clustered with either GbE oder 100 Mbit and we are 
using MPICH2 as a MPI (yes, I know about OpenMPI ;-) ).
Maybe that helps a bit and encourages others to work on the project as well.

All the best from Graz


> == 1 of 1 ==
> Date: Thurs, Jan 3 2008 7:44 am
> From: Axel
> happy new year everybody!
> since the beginning of a new year is also a time for
> making plans and resolutions, i'd like to revive a subject
> that has been discussed quite a bit, but is important to
> many cp2k _users_: a cp2k release.
> IMO cp2k has gained significant maturity over the last
> year(s) and despite plenty of new and exciting developments,
> many cp2k users simply need a point of reference version that
> (super)computing center staff can support for them and where
> one can write pre-and post-processing tools for without having
> to change the code every other day or so.
> in order set the bar not too high, i'd like to simply start
> a discussion on what features are ready to be used for
> production or which features people would (realistically!!)
> like to see in a release and which needs most urgent fixing.
> once this is settled, the next step would be to gang up and
> collect and run proper release tests on as many different
> platforms as possible and finally find people that are willing
> to maintain a release branch (i.e. carry over bugfixes from
> the development, maintain backward compatibility).
> what do you all think?
> cheers,
>     axel.

Jörg Saßmannshausen
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