Many people have contributed code included in the DMTCP distribution. To show
our appreciation for their public spirit, we list here a condensed list of
their largest contributions in a somewhat chronological order.
Conceptually, DMTCP evolved in three generations:
* MTCP (single process)
* DMTCP (version 1; monolithic)
* DMTCP (version 2; plugins, adaptibility, extensibility)
Michael Rieker <email@example.com>
MTCP: Original author of MTCP (Multi-Threaded CheckPointing)
software. MTCP was the base layer for supporting single process
A distributed layer (DMTCP) was added later to support distributed
processes. Most of MTCP has now been incorporated into the higher layer
and as of the DMTCP-2.2 release, it no longer exists in its original form.
Jason Ansel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DMTCP: Wrote the original distributed layer of DMTCP, which added
support for sockets, etc. using the dmtcp_coordinator. Jason also
contributed the jalib utilities. This was the first version of
DMTCP able to checkpoint MPI.
Gene Cooperman <email@example.com>
As leader of the DMTCP project, Gene tries to review and maintain
the overall architecture, and take special responsibility for
extending the lower layers: MTCP, ARM port, etc.
Kapil Arya <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DMTCP version 2: Authoer of the plugin architecture, without which
DMTCP would have collapsed under the weight of contributions of
successive waves of students.
Artem Polyakov <email@example.com>
HPC: developed HBICT project for differential checkpointing (with
delta-compression) on top of DMTCP. Contributed and currently
maintains the batch-queue plugin to work with MPI.
Ana-Maria Visan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
PTRACE: Added support for checkpointing the ptrace system call,
allowing DMTCP to checkpoint GDB. Later, Kapil revised the code
in order to incorporate it into the ptrace plugin.
Tyler Denniston <email@example.com>
Original author of the record-replay plugin that is used by FReD.
Greg Kerr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Author of the initial InfiniBand plugin as a proof of principle.
Jiajun Cao <email@example.com>
Extended the InfiniBand plugin into robust code suitable for
use with MPI. Currently examining support for the Intel Xeon Phi.
Rohan Garg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wrote KVM and Tun/Tap plugins to checkpoint a network of KVM virtual
Others who either directly contributed code to DMTCP, or contributed an
off-line proof of principle (in alphabetical order):
* Alex Brick
* Kito Cheng (adaptation to Android)
* Jim Huang (adaptation to Android)
* Zhengping Jin
* Samaneh Kazemi Nafchi
* Komal Sodha
* Praveen Singh Solanki