Reference Implmentation of the Process Management Interface Exascale (PMIx) standard

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PMIx Reference Implementation Library (PRIL)

When considering contributing to the library, it is important to remember that if you write new components (or modify existing components) for PRIL, they can be published independently of the main PRIL distribution. PRIL utilizes a dynamic plugin system that allows it to simply slurp up any binary plugin that is placed in the installed plugin directory. This means that you do not have to distribute all of the PRIL code — you can just publish your own plugins (proprietary or otherwise) on your web page, FTP site, etc. Users can download your plugins and add them to their existing PRIL installation. Of course, we also welcome contributions to the open source PRIL repository! Naturally, we’re not giving out commit access to our repository to just anyone. We do need to maintain production-quality control on our code base. New contributors generally begin by posting pull requests or identifying issues while they gain some experience with our practices and become more familiar with the community.

PMIx Reference RunTime Environment (PRRTE)

Just like PRIL, PRRTE (pronounced “purtay”) is built on a dynamic plugin system. Thus, all of the above description for PRIL applies equally here.

PMIx Standard

Communication Channels

Probably the first thing you should do is join the conversation.

Contributions to Code

Next, you should look through the source code — get a Git clone of whichever area(s) interest you. PMIx is an active development effort — it is usually better to work with the most recent development version of the repository than the last stable release (especially for new projects). Contributions are submitted via pull requests against the target repository on Github. All commits must contain a “Signed-off-by” token in the commit message. This constitutes your agreement with the OpenPMIx Contributor’s Declaration.

Here are several typical forms of contributions to OpenPMIx:

Enough talk — we look forward to your participation!