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."
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.
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.
At ISC 2019 in Frankfurt we held 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'.
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.
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
The Maui High-Performance Computing Center (MHPCC) and the University of Manchester have joined the OpenMP ARB. This brings the number of vendors and research organizations now collaborating on developing the standard parallel programming model to 33.
SC18, Dallas, Texas – November 8, 2018 – The OpenMP® Architecture Review Board (ARB) is pleased to announce Version 5.0 of the OpenMP API Specification, a major upgrade of the OpenMP language. The OpenMP community has made many requests since version 4.5 was introduced in 2015. As a result OpenMP 5.0 adds many new features that will be useful for highly parallel and complex applications. OpenMP now covers the entire hardware spectrum from embedded and accelerator devices to multicore systems with shared-memory. Vendors have made reference implementations of parts of the standard, and user courses will soon be given at OpenMP workshops and major conferences. More...
SUSE and the University of Delaware have joined the OpenMP 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.