We held an OpenMP BoF “OpenMP 5.0 is Nearly Here -- Find out All About It!” at the ISC2018 event in Frankfurt on Tuesday June 26th. There were over 80 attendees, filling the available space in the room. A summary of the session and presentations are now available online.
This Technical Report is the public comment draft for the OpenMP Application Programming Specification version 5.0 that augments the OpenMP API Specification version 4.5 with support for C11, C++14/17, and Fortran 2008, for concurrent loops, improved worksharing constructs, task reductions, runtime interfaces for first-party (OMPT) and for third-party tools (OMPD), major extensions to the device constructs, memory allocation features, improved task dependencies, and several clarifications and corrections. Download the TR7 OpenMP 5.0 Draft here and join the public discussion for TR7 here.
The first UK OpenMP Users’ Group Meeting took place at St Catherine’s College Oxford on May 21st and 22nd. Over 40 people attended with everyone who completed the survey saying they would recommend it to colleagues, and rating it as either “Excellent”, or “Very Good”. The presentations are now available online.
Michael Klemm, CEO, and Matthijs van Waveren, marketing coordinator for the OpenMP ARB, along with Jim Cownie, principal engineer, Intel Corporation (UK), consider the development of OpenMP over the last 20 years. The article appears in the current issue of Super Computing World, and requires registering for a free account (if you don't already have one.)
Genomic sequencing is being leveraged for a wide range of applications such as helping plant breeders select for traits for higher-yielding, more nutritious, and disease-resistant crops; diagnosing and treating diseases; and tracing the ancestry of organisms in the tree of life. With the cost of this technology dropping precipitously since the advent of High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS), sequence data are being generated at an accelerating pace, challenging the ability to store, process, and analyze it. more...
New book: "Using OpenMP - The Next Step"; covering the OpenMP 4.5 specifications, with a focus on the practical usage of the language features and constructs. “This book is a must have for everyone interested in making the best use of the OpenMP language.” - Michael Klemm, CEO OpenMP ARB. more
Blog: An overview of the OpenMP accelerator support including the latest OpenMP 4.5 features that enhance GPU accelerator support for Fortran, C/C++ and help take us toward Exascale Computing.