CSC Finland joins the OpenMP effort

32 vendors and research organizations now collaborating on developing standard parallel programming model

Beaverton, Oregon — April 16, 2021 — CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland has joined the OpenMP ARB, a group of leading hardware vendors, software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd. is a Finnish center of expertise in information technology owned by the Finnish state and higher education institutions. CSC provides internationally high-quality ICT expert services for higher education institutions, research institutes, cultural organizations, public administration, and enterprises to help them thrive and benefit society at large. Visit CSC at

One of the pan-European pre-exascale supercomputers, LUMI , will be located in CSC’s data center in Kajaani, Finland.  Visit LUMI at

“At CSC, we expect that with the pre-exascale EuroHPC LUMI supercomputer, OpenMP will play an important role in preparing our applications for the heterogeneous architecture and the exascale era. Thus, joining the OpenMP ARB is an opportunity to discuss and work together with exceptional people, in order to be ready for the coming challenges”, says George Markomanolis, Lead HPC Scientist at CSC.

“The LUMI system will be an important step towards exascale class systems in Europe,” says Michael Klemm, CEO of the OpenMP ARB, “With the experiences they will gather from their applications, CSC Finland will help greatly improve the next versions of the OpenMP API.”

The OpenMP ARB now has 32 members. See the list of members at

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