The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre joins the OpenMP effort

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Germany (LRZ) 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.

2019-04-02T14:51:55+00:00 Apr 02, 2019|Categories: OpenMP Updates, press-release, updates|


SC18, Dallas, Texas – November 8, 2018 – The OpenMP® Architecture Review Board (ARB) is pleased to announce Version 5.0 of the OpenMP API Specification, a major upgrade of the OpenMP language. The OpenMP community has made many requests since version 4.5 was introduced in 2015. As a result OpenMP 5.0 adds many new features that will be useful for highly parallel and complex applications. OpenMP now covers the entire hardware spectrum from embedded and accelerator devices to multicore systems with shared-memory. Vendors have made reference implementations of parts of the standard, and user courses will soon be given at OpenMP workshops and major conferences. More...

2018-11-08T17:47:54+00:00 Nov 08, 2018|Categories: OpenMP Updates, press-release, updates|

OpenMP @ SC18 Dallas, TX.

Join us in Dallas, TX. for SuperComputing 2018 where we will be celebrating the latest OpenMP 5.0 specification. In addition we have a packed agenda of other OpenMP events, inc. booth talks, BOF, tutorials, and papers. more

2018-11-08T17:41:18+00:00 Oct 25, 2018|Categories: Events, updates|

IEEE Article: The Ongoing Evolution of OpenMP

This paper presents an overview of the past, present and future of the OpenMP application programming interface (API). While the API originally specified a small set of directives that guided shared memory fork-join parallelization of loops and program sections, OpenMP now provides a richer set of directives that capture a wide range of parallelization strategies that are not strictly limited to shared memory.

2018-08-15T06:28:24+00:00 Aug 15, 2018|Categories: updates|

TR7 – OpenMP 5.0 Draft Now Available for Public Discussion

This Technical Report is the public comment draft for the OpenMP Application Programming Specification version 5.0 that augments the OpenMP API Specification version 4.5 with support for C11, C++14/17, and Fortran 2008, for concurrent loops, improved worksharing constructs, task reductions, runtime interfaces for first-party (OMPT) and for third-party tools (OMPD), major extensions to the device constructs, memory allocation features, improved task dependencies, and several clarifications and corrections. Download the TR7 OpenMP 5.0 Draft here and join the public discussion for TR7 here.

2018-07-18T04:46:17+00:00 Jul 18, 2018|Categories: Blog, OpenMP Updates, Uncategorised, updates|

20 Years of OpenMP Article in Scientific Computing World

openmp Michael Klemm, CEO, and Matthijs van Waveren, marketing coordinator for the OpenMP ARB, along with Jim Cownie, principal engineer, Intel Corporation (UK), consider the development of OpenMP over the last 20 years. The article appears in the current issue of Super Computing World, and requires registering for a free account (if you don't already have one.)

2018-09-20T07:39:22+00:00 May 04, 2018|Categories: Blog, OpenMP Updates, Uncategorised, updates|

Barbara Chapman Appointed to OpenMP Board of Directors

The OpenMP ARB announces the appointment of Barbara Chapman to its Board of Directors. Barbara Chapman is a professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and of Computer Science, at Stony Brook University. She is also director of Computer Science and Mathematics at Brookhaven National Lab, where she leads an effort to evolve OpenMP and its implementation for large-scale scientific applications. Barbara aims to improve outreach and training activities to facilitate the adoption of OpenMP.

2018-04-05T19:40:10+00:00 Apr 05, 2018|Categories: press-release, updates|