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OpenMP in a New Era of Parallelism

New workshop proceedings from Springer to be published soon:
OpenMP in a New Era of Parallelism

OpenMP in a New Era of Parallelism
4th International Workshop, IWOMP 2008 West Lafayette, IN, USA, May 12-14, 2008, Proceedings
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science , Vol. 5004
Sublibrary: Programming and Software Engineering
Eigenmann, Rudi; Supinski, Bronis R. de (Eds.)
2008, X, 191 p. With online files/update., Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-540-79560-5

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on OPenMP, IWOMP 2008, held in West Lafayette, IN, USA, in May 2008.

The 16 revised full papers presented together with 1 keynote talk and 1 invited lecture were carefully reviewed and selected for inlusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on OpenMP overheads and hybrid models; OpenPM for clusters; OpenPM tasking models and extensions, as well as applications, scheduling, and tools.

S-Lang Interface Package 1.9.4 Supports OpenMP

»SLIRP is a vectorizing code generator aimed primarily at simplifying the process of creating modules for the S-Lang scripting language. It supports making C, C++, and Fortran code callable directly from the S-Lang interpreter and can automatically vectorize functions to take advantage of the abilities of S-Lang. SLIRP can also generate parallelizable wrappers for OpenMP-aware compilers.

»Original article.


The SC07 OpenMP BOF was held at the SC07 conference in Reno on November 15, 2007. There were about 70 attendees. Mark Bull of EPCC presented the draft OpenMP 3.0 standard. Marty Itzkowitz presented a modification to the Performance API to reduce overhead for short parallel regions. Both presentations are available on the resources page.