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Parallel I/O

HPF is primarily designed to obtain high performance on massively parallel computers. Such massively parallel machines also need massively parallel input and output. Accordingly, there were three major proposals to include explicitly parallel I/O features in HPF, as well as several minor variations on the same theme. After much debate, HPFF voted not to include I/O extensions in the first version of HPF. Arguments for this position included:

Moreover the current lack of extensions does not limit features that may be added by system vendors. In particular:
Thu Jul 21 17:05:43 CDT 1994