OpenMP ARB Announces ARM as New Member

27 vendors and research organizations now collaborating on developing parallel programming model

Champaign, Illinois — February 12, 2015 — ARM 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.

“Multi-core ARM®-based SoCs are changing the compute landscape in end markets including infrastructure and high-performance computing,” said James McNiven, general manager, systems and software group, ARM. “Through our participation in the OpenMP Architecture Review Board, we can ensure that ARM partners can continue to innovate and meet the needs of HPC end-users. Aligning with OpenMP is a further proof point of the growing maturity of ARM’s server ecosystem.”

ARM is at the heart of the world’s most advanced digital products. Its technology enables the creation of new markets and the transformation of industries and society. ARM designs scalable, energy-efficient processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, digital TVs, home gateways, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

ARM’s innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 60 billion System on Chip (SoCs) containing its intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with the ARM Connected Community, ARM is breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies.

“Strong OpenMP membership and continued growth help us in expanding the OpenMP programming model into new fields” said Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. “We are excited to welcome ARM as an OpenMP member.”

The OpenMP ARB now has 14 permanent members and 13 auxiliary members. Permanent members are vendors who have a long-term interest in creating products for OpenMP, and include AMD, ARM, Convey Computer, Cray, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, NEC, NVIDIA, Oracle, Red Hat, ST Microelectronics and Texas Instruments. Auxiliary members are organizations with an interest in the standard but that do not create or sell OpenMP products, and include ANL, ASC/LLNL, BSC, cOMPunity, EPCC, LANL, LBNL, NASA, ORNL, RWTH Aachen University, Sandia National Lab, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and the University of Houston.