Our Mission

The OpenMP ARB (Architecture Review Boards) mission is to standardize directive-based multi-language high-level parallelism that is performant, productive and portable.

Jointly defined by a group of major computer hardware and software vendors and major parallel computing user facilities, the OpenMP API is a portable, scalable model that gives shared-memory parallel programmers a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications on platforms ranging from embedded systems and accelerator devices to multicore systems and shared-memory systems. The OpenMP ARB owns the OpenMP brand, oversees the OpenMP specification and produces and approves new versions of the specification.

The OpenMP Architecture Review Board

The OpenMP ARB (or just “ARB”) is the non-profit corporation that owns the OpenMP brand, oversees the OpenMP specification and produces and approves new versions of the specification. The ARB helps to organize and fund conferences, workshops, and other related events, and promotes OpenMP. The ARB is composed of permanent and auxiliary members. Permanent members are vendors who have a long-term interest in creating products for OpenMP. Auxiliary members are normally organizations with an interest in the standard but that do not create or sell OpenMP products.

See which companies and organisations are members of the OpenMP ARB.

Please use the OpenMP Contact Form to submit questions about membership, business issues, and the like. All other questions about the OpenMP API should be directed through the User Forums. The ARB, like most non-profit corporations, has corporate officers (CEO, CFO, and Secretary) and a Board of Directors. The officers are responsible for the day-to-day business of the corporation. The Board of Directors is responsible for setting long-term corporate direction and approving large or unusual expenditures; it acts as an oversight and governance body for the corporation.

Read the OpenMP Welcome Guide for more information about OpenMP membership and history.OpenMP Contact Form