Will OpenMP 4.0 merge OpenACC or support GPUs?

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Will OpenMP 4.0 merge OpenACC or support GPUs?

Postby wzhang80 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:56 pm

Hi~

I am new to OpenACC and OpenMP, and starting to accelerate my code using both CPUs and GPUs.
I planned to learn and use OpenACC, but I have just heard OpenMP 4.0 may merge OpenACC and
support GPUs. If that is the case, I may focus my learning on OpenMP....Any latest news ?

By the way, my MS and even PhD topic may be on heterogeneous computing with GPUs, so I truly
want a plan that can look into the future :-)

Thanks in advance for your reply and help,

Wentao
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Re: Will OpenMP 4.0 merge OpenACC or support GPUs?

Postby MarkB » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:14 am

The OpenMP 4.0 specification has been published ( see http://openmp.org/wp/openmp-specifications/ ) and does include accelerator offload support, but it is not a merge of OpenACC into OpenMP.
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