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May, 2020

Mentor Graphics and the University of Basel join the OpenMP effort

“We are delighted to welcome Mentor and the University of Basel as our newest members”, says Michael Klemm, CEO of the OpenMP ARB, “Both are very active in the open source and scientific community, and underline the relevance of the OpenMP API in the HPC community.”

Apr, 2020

OpenMP API Helps Speed up Search for COVID-19 Drug

Speeding up drug discovery is urgently required and researchers around the world are using AutoDock 4.2 to identify novel drug candidates against COVID-19. This use case shows that the OpenMP API provides a useful and stable environment for node-level parallelization of AutoDock 4.2.

Dec, 2019

The University of Tennessee joins the OpenMP effort

"The University of Tennessee has been involved in the development of many standards over the past thirty years", says Jack Dongarra, Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee. “We are proud to continue that effort in helping to define community standards by joining the OpenMP ARB.”

Nov, 2019

OpenMP ARB Releases Technical Report 8

The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) has released Technical Report 8, the first preview for the future OpenMP API, version 5.1. Commenting on the announcement the OpenMP Language Committee Chair Bronis R. de Supinski said, "While 5.1 will include only a small set of new features, TR8 demonstrates that those additions, such as the 'assume' directive, will provide important usability enhancements."

Oct, 2019

OpenMP Hackathon at Brookhaven National Laboratory

The OpenMP hackathon held at Brookhaven National Laboratory involved eight application teams from US national labs and universities working to fully leverage pre-Exascale systems using the latest OpenMP features. The event was sponsored by the Exascale Computing Project (ECP), the OpenMP ARB, cOMPunity and the SOLLVE team.

Jun, 2019

ECP OpenMP Hackathons

ECP SOLLVE, in conjunction with ORNL and NERSC, are organizing two OpenMP Hackathons in July and August. We encourage participation of teams interested in using OpenMP to port and optimize their applications on GPUs, and in using OpenMP for energy-efficient processor architectures.

May, 2019

OpenMP @ ISC 2019

Join us at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt (June 16-20) for the BOF 'OpenMP 5.0 is Here: What do I Need to Know About it and What's Coming Next?, plus two tutorials: 'OpenMP Common Core: Learning Parallelization of Real Applications from the Ground-Up' and 'Advanced OpenMP: Performance and 5.0 Features'. more

Apr, 2019

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre joins the OpenMP effort

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Germany (LRZ) has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

Feb, 2019

OpenMP 5.0 Spec Now Available on Amazon

The OpenMP 5.0 specification is now available as a softcover book on Amazon. Authored by the OpenMP Architecture Review Board and edited by Michael Klemm and Bronis R. Supinski. ISBN-13: 978-1795759885