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»OpenMP 4.0 Examples Published

The first complete set of examples based on the OpenMP 4.0 specifications has been published. The PDF is available »here.

The source codes for OpenMP Examples can be downloaded from

»IWOMP 2015 - Call for Papers

IWOMP: Call for Submissions

The International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP) is an annual workshop dedicated to the promotion and advancement of all aspects of parallel programming with OpenMP.  IWOMP 2015 is the 11th event in the series and is taking place in Aachen, Germany with tutorials taking place on 30 Sept and the workshop on 1-2 Oct.

IWOMP is the premier forum to present and discuss issues, trends, recent research ideas, and results related to parallel programming with OpenMP.  IWOMP is now seeking submissions of unpublished technical papers detailing innovative, original research and development related to OpenMP.  The deadline for submissions is 3 May, 2015.

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»OpenMPCon Call For Papers

OpenMPCon 2015 Highlights Vital Role of OpenMP in an Era of Ubiquitous Parallel Computing

Submissions now being taken for OpenMPCon 2015 Industry luminary James Reinders to present inaugural keynote

The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) today announced that it is now taking submissions for OpenMPCon 2015, its annual gathering focused on the practical application of the OpenMP API. James Reinders, the industry luminary and chief evangelist, Intel Software will provide the events inaugural keynote, titled: “OpenMP in an era of Ubiquitous Parallel Computing”.

“OpenMP is needed more than ever to deliver high-performance compute in this era of parallel computing and I’m delighted to welcome James as our first keynote.” said Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. “There are few people better placed to explain the vital importance of OpenMP given the scores of projects he has recently been involved with.”

OpenMPCon takes place 28-30 September in Aachen Germany and will focus on the practical application of OpenMP and other directive based languages to deliver high- performance computing through parallel processing.

Submissions are requested from industry experts, developers and academia on all topics related to OpenMP, including but not limited to: application development from any discipline, algorithms, performance analysis, tools and libraries, optimization, verification, portability and education. Sessions can be in the form of technical presentations, tutorials and workshops, posters or panel discussions.

The submission deadline for abstracts is May 15th 2015

OpenMPCon is organized by and for the OpenMP community and is uniquely positioned to provide both novice and experienced developers new insights into using directive based APIs such as OpenMP.

OpenMPCon is partnering closely with its sister-event IWOMP (the International Workshop on OpenMP) which will be holding its annual conference at the same location immediately after OpenMPCon. IWOMP’s focus in on present the latest research ideas and results relating to parallel programming with OpenMP. Delegates are encouraged to attend both events and discounted ‘attend-all-sessions’ tickets will be available.

For additional information and to submit a proposal visit: and follow @OpenMPCon

»OpenMP ARB Announces Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as New Member

27 vendors and research organizations now collaborating on developing parallel programming model

Champaign, Illinois — February 17, 2015 — Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) 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.

“We expect users will need to increase application thread parallelism to run efficiently on next- generation computing architectures, including the Cori, the Cray XC system which will be installed at NERSC in mid-2016”, said Katie Antypas, head of the Services Department at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Berkeley Lab. “Our participation in the OpenMP ARB will assure we have a voice in the development strategy of this important computing language standard.”

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Berkeley Lab is also home to NERSC, the primary high-performance computing facility for scientific research sponsored by DOE’s Office of Science.

“We welcome the addition of Berkeley Lab and NERSC to the OpenMP family”, said Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. “As one of the earliest national laboratories, they have a history of innovation and inventiveness that will benefit the evolution of OpenMP.”

The OpenMP ARB now has 14 permanent members and 13 auxiliary members. Permanent members are vendors who have a long-term interest in creating products for OpenMP, and include AMD, ARM, Convey Computer, Cray, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, NEC, NVIDIA, Oracle Corporation, Red Hat, ST Microelectronics and Texas Instruments. Auxiliary members are organizations with an interest in the standard but that do not create or sell OpenMP products, and include the Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, Lawrence Berkeley, Oak Ridge and Sandia National Laboratories, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, cOMPunity, EPCC, NASA, RWTH Aachen University, TACC, and the University of Houston.

»ARM Joins OpenMP ARB

ARM® has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB).

ARM is at the heart of the world’s most advanced digital products. Its technology enables the creation of new markets and the transformation of industries and society. ARM designs scalable, energy-efficient processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, digital TVs, home gateways, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

See full press release.

»Advanced OpenMP Course: March 31 - April 1

Advanced OpenMP

Technical University Ostrava, Czech Republic

The purpose of the course is to present advanced features of the OpenMP 4.0 specification to the audience. This will help students to use OpenMP in many more ways than for pure loop level parallelism. Furthermore students will get familiar with tool to support them in productive OpenMP programming.

Instructors: Christian Terboven, Dirk Schmidl (RWTH Aachen University, Germany )

Details here.

»HPC Seminar and Workshop March 16 - 20

Parallel Programming in Computational Engineering and Science 2015

RWTH Aachen University
IT Center, Extension Building
Kopernikusstraße 6, 52074 Aachen

This event will continue the tradition of previous annual week-long events taking place in Aachen every spring since 2001.

Throughout the week, we will cover parallel programming using MPI (Monday and Tuesday) and OpenMP (Wednesday and Thursday) in Fortran and C / C++ as well as performance tuning. Furthermore, we will introduce the participants to GPGPU programming with OpenACC (Friday) and provide the opportunities for hands-on exercises including a “bring-your-own-code” session.

These topics are presented in a modular way, so that you can choose, pick and register for single days in order to let you invest your time as efficiently as possible.

Complete information here.

»PPCES Videos

A number of high performance computing training videos from the HPC Group at RWTH Aachen University (Germany) are now available on »YouTube.  These workshops were held in March 2014.

PPCES (Parallel Programming in Computational Engineering and Science) is the annual introductory HPC event offered by the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University. The 2014 event continues the tradition of previous week-long events that take place in Aachen every spring since 2001.

A wide spectrum of topics were covered, ranging from serial programming and architectures (Monday) to parallel programming using MPI (Tuesday) and OpenMP (Wednesday). Furthermore, they introduced the participants to modern features of the OpenMP standard like vectorization and programming for accelerators and for the Many Integrated Core (MIC) Architecture (Thursday) as well as GPGPU programming with OpenACC (Friday).

The OpenMP API supports multi-platform parallel programming in C/C++ and Fortran. The OpenMP API defines a portable, scalable model with a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications on platforms from the desktop to the supercomputer.
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