This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of June 13, 2022.

Resolution 2022-06-13.tmp.1: MPI Forum as an Associated Project


  1. The MPI Forum is a substantial and significant Free Software project. The MPI Forum is responsible for the Message Passing Interface standard, the most common way to communicate between processes in high performance computing. The Forum works very closely with and is responsible for organizing the EuroMPI conference, a users’ group meeting which includes academic papers, invited talks, panel discussions, and other venues for discussing MPI,

  2. The MPI Forum developers would like SPI's support and assistance, including accepting donations and holding funds. They are also interested in SPI holding trademarks on behalf of the MPI Forum.


  1. The MPI Forum is formally invited to become an SPI Associated Project, according to the SPI Framework for Associated Projects, SPI Resolution 1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a copy of which can be found at

  2. Brian Smith is recognised by SPI as the authoritative decision maker and SPI liaison for the MPI Forum. Successors will be appointed by a blind vote of the MPI Forum core team. Should there be a lack of agreement on a successor due to a tie, the current liaison will cast a vote to break the tie. Should the current liaison be unreachable to break the tie, the SPI board or a representative will break the tie in any manner they choose.

  3. If the last known SPI liaison for The MPI Forum is missing in action, and no new SPI liaison is appointed for two consecutive years the associated project is deemed defunct.

  4. In such a circumstance, the SPI Board will, in its good-faith discretion, proceed as follows: the Board will identify one or more other SPI associated projects or 501(c)(3) charities which can accept the project's assets and use them for a similar purpose, and transfer the assets to the identified destination or destinations as feasible. Assets for which no such transfer can be arranged within a reasonable time will become part of the SPI general fund.

  5. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is approved by the SPI Board.