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PPCES 2014 : HPC Seminar and Workshop : March 10-14

Parallel Programming in Computational Engineering and Science Monday, March 10 - Friday, March 14, 2014vin Aachen, Germany This event will continue the tradition of previous annual week-long events that take place in Aachen every spring since 2001. Throughout the week we will cover a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from [...]

Mar 03, 2014|Categories: Website|

OpenMP ARB Issues New Mission Statement

In recent years, OpenMP has shifted from being solely focused on shared- memory systems to also include accelerators, embedded systems, multicore and real-time systems. Today the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) releases a new Mission Statement to formalize this change. A technical report on directives for attached accelerators was first [...]

Feb 27, 2014|Categories: Website|

Dieter an Mey Appointed to OpenMP Board of Directors

February 13, 2014 - Champaign, Illinois - The OpenMP ARB, a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations developing the OpenMP API specification for shared-memory parallelization, appointed Dieter an Mey to its Board of Directors. Dieter brings a wealth of experience as an OpenMP user to the [...]

Feb 14, 2014|Categories: Website|

Updated OpenMP 4.0 Examples

An update to the OpenMP 4.0 Examples document is now available. It adds new examples that demonstrate  use of the proc_bind clause to control thread binding for a team of threads in a parallel region. Also, new examples for the taskgroup construct. »OpenMP 4.0.1 Examples (PDF)

Feb 10, 2014|Categories: Website|

Spring Lang Committee Meeting Scheduled

As the Winter face-to-face meeting of the OpenMP Language Committee winds down at Intel in Santa Clara, CA, we can announce the date and location of the next meeting in the Spring: Spring F2F Meeting At: Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK Dates: April 12-16 (Sat-Wed) Hosts: Michael Wong and James [...]

Jan 30, 2014|Categories: Website|

Hybrid MPI+OpenMP Tutorial Available

Slides and audio from the day-long tutorial on MPI and OpenMP programming presented at Supercomputing 13 in Denver in  November 2013 is now available. »Hybrid MPI and OpenMP Parallel Programming MPI + OpenMP and other models on clusters of SMP nodes - Rolf Rabenseifner, Georg Hager, Gabriele Jost

Jan 30, 2014|Categories: updates, Website|

Lang Committee Meeting January 27-31 in Santa Clara

The OpenMP Lang Committee will be holding its first face-to-face meeting of 2014 on the Intel campus in Santa Clara, CA January 27-31. This meeting will include breakout sessions and presentations by the various subcommittees (Accelerator, Error Model, Interoperability, Fortran, Tasking, Examples) as work continues to develop the next version [...]

Jan 15, 2014|Categories: Website|

Video: Performance Essentials with OpenMP 4.0 Vectorization

Intel has posted a video tutorial on the use of the OpenMP 4.0 SIMD pragmas. http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/performance-essentials-with-openmp-40-vectorization A series of seven videos covering performance essentials using OpenMP 4.0 Vectorization with C/C++. It provides an overview of why explicit vector programming methods are crucial to getting performance on modern many core platforms. [...]

Dec 19, 2013|Categories: Website|

Reflections on SC13 and OpenMP

Michael Wong, CEO of OpenMP ARB, reflects on Supercomputing 13 and recent OpenMP advances: I attended Supercomputing in my third year as OpenMP CEO to both represent IBM and OpenMP. This was a big year for us as we closed with many milestones in what I call a Significant Paradigm shift in Parallelism. The most significant milestone was that the OpenMP Consortium has released OpenMP 4.0 in 2013 with new parallelism features that are productive, portable, and performant across C, C++, and Fortran. OpenMP 4.0 contains significant additions for accelerators, standardized for a broad set of architectures, and an industry-first support for SIMD vectorization. It was being showcased at SC13. The OpenMP ARB Consortium now has 26 members and is still growing, adding three new members in the last year: Red Hat/GCC Barcelona SuperComputing Centre University of Houston Coming implementations of OpenMP 4.0 include GNU, and the Intel 13.1 compiler with support for accelerators. Clang has started with support with OpenMP 3.1. […]

Dec 12, 2013|Categories: Website|

Article: OpenMP 4.0

A new article, "Full Throttle: OpenMP 4.0" by Michael Klemm, Senior Application Engineer, Intel and Christian Terboven, Deputy Head of HPC Group, RWTH Aachen University, appears in the current issue of Intel's Parallel Universe magazine. “Multicore is here to stay.” This single sentence accurately describes the situation of application developers and the [...]

Dec 10, 2013|Categories: Website|