Intel’s Tim Mattson’s Introduction to OpenMP video tutorial is now available.
Thanks go to the University Program Office at Intel for making this tutorial available.
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 with multicore CPUs and some sort of attached accelerators. A standard programming approach is necessary to convince developers, and particularly ISVs, to start adoption now in preparation for this coming generation of systems. John Barr raised the same question in a recent article at Scientific Computing World from a more philosophical point of view. Here I address this question from a deeper technical perspective.
Read the complete article at »HPCWire.
Videos of the five in-booth talks and the Birds of a Feather session at Supercomputing 2013 (November 2013, Denver CO) are now »online.
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 now open.
Join the OpenMP ARB at Supercomputing ’13 and learn about the OpenMP 4.0 API. Come to the OpenMP Booth #4117 for your OpenMP 3.1 or 4.0 reference cards, and stay for presentations, prize drawings, and hot pretzels and kegs of cold microbrew in the afternoons.
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
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, Professor of Computer Science and director of the Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems (CACDS) at UH. “Through cOMPunity, we have been involved since the beginning. With this new membership, we will continue to engage with the OpenMP community.”
“This is a great step forward for the UH HPCTools research group. We look forward to continuing our efforts to support standardization of OpenMP, to providing reference implementations through the OpenUH compiler and proposing new features”, says Yonghong Yan, Research Assistant Professor at UH.
The University of Houston is located in the Houston metropolitan area, world headquarters for the energy industry and home to the Texas Medical Center. UH HPCTools Research group, led by Chapman and Yan, performs research on parallel programming models, compiler technologies, and HPC applications and systems. CACDS provides HPC resources at UH.
“I wish to warmly welcome UH to OpenMP, although they are no stranger, with a rich and deep history of working with and contributing to OpenMP as well as research regarding OpenMP” says Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO.
The OpenMP ARB now has 14 permanent members and 12 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.