please proceed with the pull request whenever you want.
I am currently on hold until I get some advice on how to deal with naming MPI 
easyconfigs for different networks.
I will be happy to test your pull whenever available.


On Aug 24 2016, at 9:58 am, Eliot Eshelman <el...@microway.com> wrote:
Thanks for the comments, Davide! I'll use your numbering if no one else objects.

My builds all look good, so I'm ready to submit the pull request. Or were you 
about to do so yourself?

I was hoping Kenneth would jump in and tell us if we're right or wrong. We can 
always adjust before he merges.


On 08/23/2016 02:27 PM, Vanzo, Davide wrote:

I started working on the same toolchain and I have the same problem since the 
toolchain version numbering is not very clear. The temporary number I chose is 
3.1.10 for the following reasons:

  *   Since one of the elements got a major update (i.e. CUDA), I bumped the 
toolchain major version to 3
  *   Since GCC got only a minor update with respect to gcccuda-2.6.10, I set 
the minor version to 1
  *   I set the tiny version to 10 to allow other users to downgrade if needed

That was what came out from my personal interpretation of the toolchain version 
rules, but I could be completely wrong.

Davide Vanzo, PhD
Application Developer

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE)

Vanderbilt University - Hill Center 201

On Aug 23 2016, at 1:15 pm, Eliot Eshelman 
<el...@microway.com><mailto:el...@microway.com> wrote:

Hi Folks,

I could use help with version numbering on a new toolchain.

I manage a GPU cluster and am in the process of adding support for newer
versions of CUDA. I'm working on CUDA 7.5 along with the FOSS tools from
foss/2016a. When CUDA 8.0 comes out (soon) it can be paired with foss/2016b.

The existing toolchain is gcccuda-2.6.10, which includes CUDA 5.5 and
GCC 4.8.2. I'm talking about moving to CUDA 7.5 and GCC 4.9.3-2.25.

In that context, what version number should I give gcccuda? If CUDA 5
was major version 2, then CUDA 6 would be version 3 and CUDA 7 would be
version 4? Bump up to gcccuda-4.0.0? And to gcccuda-5.0.0 when CUDA 8.0
comes out?

Once this is settled I'll submit pull requests on github for gcccuda,
gompic, and goolfc with the newer version of CUDA and suitable GCC,
OpenMPI, etc.


Eliot Eshelman
Microway, Inc.

Eliot Eshelman, Vice President
Strategic Accounts and HPC Initiatives

Microway, Inc.
12 Richards Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 732-5534

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