Jeff Squyres has a post to get your Friday morning off right in which he issues a challenge for someone in the community with a little free time to extend Open MPI…into your pocket
We’ve actually idly chatted about such things in the Open MPI community for a while. It would be tremendously fun to write an iPhone/Android app that could talk to an MPI implementation and/or application. Perhaps a good starting point would be to have the MPI implementation talk to an iPhone/Android phone.
Indeed, a simple first feature might well be push notifications when an MPI job completes. Open MPI supports “notifier” plugins that exactly fit this use-case scenario. We just need someone to write a notifier that sends an iPhone/Android push notification.
Any takers? Ping me; I’d be happy to point you in the right direction.