Reflections on SC13 and OpenMP

Michael Wong, CEO of OpenMP ARB, reflects on Supercomputing 13 and recent OpenMP advances: I attended Supercomputing in my third year as OpenMP CEO to both represent IBM and OpenMP. This was a big year for us as we closed with many milestones in what I call a Significant Paradigm shift in Parallelism. The most significant milestone was that the OpenMP Consortium has released OpenMP 4.0 in 2013 with new parallelism features that are productive, portable, and performant across C, C++, and Fortran. OpenMP 4.0 contains significant additions for accelerators, standardized for a broad set of architectures, and an industry-first support for SIMD vectorization. It was being showcased at SC13. The OpenMP ARB Consortium now has 26 members and is still growing, adding three new members in the last year: Red Hat/GCC Barcelona SuperComputing Centre University of Houston Coming implementations of OpenMP 4.0 include GNU, and the Intel 13.1 compiler with support for accelerators. Clang has started with support with OpenMP 3.1. […]

Dec 12, 2013|Categories: Website|

Article: OpenMP 4.0

A new article, "Full Throttle: OpenMP 4.0" by Michael Klemm, Senior Application Engineer, Intel and Christian Terboven, Deputy Head of HPC Group, RWTH Aachen University, appears in the current issue of Intel's Parallel Universe magazine. “Multicore is here to stay.” This single sentence accurately describes the situation of application developers and the [...]

Dec 10, 2013|Categories: Website|

Tutorial: Introduction to OpenMP

Intel's Tim Mattson's Introduction to OpenMP video tutorial is now available. Outline: Unit 1: Getting started with OpenMP --Module 1: Introduction to parallel programming --Module 2: The boring bits: Using an OpenMP compiler (hello world) --Discussion 1: Hello world and how threads work Unit 2: The core features of OpenMP [...]

Dec 06, 2013|Categories: Website|

Accelerated Programming

Michael Wolfe, at PGI, writes about programming standards for the next generation of  HPC systems. Having just returned from SC13, one burning issue is the choice of a standard approach for programming the next generation HPC systems. While not guaranteed, these systems are likely to be large clusters of nodes [...]

Dec 06, 2013|Categories: Website|

SC13 Video Talks Online

Videos of the five in-booth talks and the Birds of a Feather session at Supercomputing 2013 (November 2013, Denver CO) are now »online.

Nov 29, 2013|Categories: updates, Website|

4.0 Examples Document Released

The first release of the OpenMP 4.0 API Examples document is now available and can be downloaded from the Specifications page.  This is a work in progress -- additional examples are under development and will be released in later editions. Also, a discussion forum for the 4.0 Examples document is [...]

Nov 12, 2013|Categories: Website|

OpenMP ARB at SC’13

Nov 05, 2013|Categories: Website|

Recently Published Articles on OpenMP

Admin Magazine/HPC The Clang/LLVM compiler now supports OpenMP 3.1 Linux Journal / Advanced OpenMP In Online Journal Embedded A portable OpenMP runtime library based on MCA APIs for embedded systems – Part 3 ACM Digital Library Portable mapping of OpenMP to Multicore embedded systems using MCA APIs [...]

Sep 17, 2013|Categories: Website|

University of Houston Joins the OpenMP Effort

The University of Houston (UH) has joined the OpenMP Consortium, 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. “We are excited to join the OpenMP family as an academic member”, says Barbara Chapman, [...]

Sep 06, 2013|Categories: Website|

9th OpenMP Workshop Sept 16-18 in Australia

9th International Workshop on OpenMP -- September 16-18, 2013 Canberra, AUSTRALIA The »International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP) is an annual workshop dedicated to the promotion and advancement of all aspects of parallel programming with OpenMP. It is the premier forum to present and discuss issues, trends, recent research ideas and [...]

Sep 05, 2013|Categories: Website|