Stony Brook University Joins the OpenMP Effort

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

Salt Lake City, Utah – November 14, 2016 Stony Brook University 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.

Stony Brook University (SBU) is a leading public research university located in Stony Brook, New York. Nationally recognized for the quality of its education and scholarship, it is the flagship campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. SBU faculty members across multiple colleges actively pursue research in the computational sciences and in High Performance Computing. The university recently founded the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) in order to foster the growth of interdisciplinary, computationally driven research and education.

“We have been actively exploring ideas for improving OpenMP and its implementation for many years. As a member of the OpenMP ARB, we will be able to contribute directly to its further evolution, especially to support very large-scale computations” says IACS faculty member Barbara Chapman, a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and of Computer Science, at Stony Brook.

“Stony Brook University and Dr. Barbara Chapman bring a lot of research experience in the field of parallel programming to the OpenMP ARB and will help to maintain OpenMP’s strong position,” says Dr. Michael Klemm, OpenMP CEO.

The OpenMP ARB now has 13 permanent members and 16 auxiliary members. Permanent members are vendors with a long-term interest in creating products for OpenMP, while auxiliary members have an interest in OpenMP and do not create or sell products.

You can find the full list of members on the OpenMP website.