Performance oriented

Optimization for low-software overheads in communication path allows near native-level performance

Community driven

Collaboration between industry, laboratories, and academia

Production quality

Developed, maintained, tested, and used by industry and researcher community


Exposes broad semantics that target data centric and HPC programming models and applications


The framework concepts and ideas are driven by research in academia, laboratories, and industry

Cross platform

Support for InfiniBand, Cray, various shared memory (x86-64 and PPC), GPUs