26 vendors and research organizations collaborating on standard parallel programming model

Champaign, Illinois — September 04, 2013 — Red Hat has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for today’s most prevalent shared-memory parallel programming model.

“As a leading proponent of OpenMP, Red Hat is thrilled to officially join the OpenMP ARB,” said Mike Werner, senior director, ISV and developer ecosystems, Red Hat. “We believe that the OpenMP model is important in simplifying parallel processing efforts, and implement the standard in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.”

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. The company’s membership in the OpenMP ARB exemplifies a long-standing commitment to the development and support of tools and standards that help advance open source technology and its adoption within the developer community.

“I am very pleased to have Red Hat participate in the OpenMP family”, said Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. “Red Hat has a long tradition of supporting OpenMP with rapid GCC implementations and strong commitment to open standards. This will help to ensure deeper collaboration.”

The OpenMP ARB now has 14 permanent members and 12 auxiliary members. Permanent members, including Red Hat, are vendors who have a long-term interest in creating products for OpenMP, while auxiliary members are organizations with an interest in the standard but that do not create or sell OpenMP products.