OpenMP News

»Language Committee Meeting in Toronto

There will be a meeting of the OpenMP Language Committee in Toronto at the downtown Holiday Inn, Oct 22-25, 8:00 am-6 pm.

Our main aim is close on the OpenMP 4.0 Draft, which is to be released for Public Comment in November at the SuperComputing 12 conference and exhibition in Salt Lake City.

Topics to be covered in this meeting include: Tasking, Fortran 2003 base language support, Affinity, Accelerators, Error Models, and SIMD.

Three special lunch time sessions will discuss: The Future of OpenMP, OpenMP Tools, and the IBM/Rice Doacross proposal.

These meetings are open to the public. However, if you wish to attend the meeting, please notify us at

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, 30 Carlton Street, Toronto, Canada. (416) 977-6655

Future meetings of the OpenMP Language Committee are planned for January 2013 in Houston, Texas, and in May (host site to be determined).

»OpenMP @SC12 - Salt Lake City

OpenMP is fifteen years old – join us to celebrate!
We will have presentations, prize drawings,
birthday cake, and beer…
Come to booth #2237 to join in the fun,
and to learn about the new
OpenMP API features in the new draft specs.

See the full schedule of events here

»aiXcelerate 2012 - Tuning for big SMP HPC Workshop

RWTH Aachen Unversity

Monday, Oct 8 - Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012

Center for Computing and Communication

RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany)

This tuning workshop will cover tools and methods to program big SMP systems in detail.

Attendees are kindly requested to prepare and bring in their own code, if applicable. It is recommended to have good knowledge in MPI and/or OpenMP and the programming language (C/C++/Fortran) of the code. If you do not have an own code, but you are interested in the presented topics, you can work on prepared exercises during the lab time.
The machines are all operated under Linux, so all codes need to run there.
Participants from RWTH Aachen university are welcome, but also participants from other universities or  companies.
The presentations will be given in English.
For details, read more…

»IWOMP 2012 Proceedings Available


The proceedings of IWOMP 2012 are now available!

Barbara M. Chapman, Federico Massaioli, Matthias S. Müller, Marco Rorro (Eds.):
OpenMP in a Heterogeneous World - 8th International Workshop on OpenMP, IWOMP 2012, Rome, Italy, June 11-13, 2012.
. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7312 Springer 2012, ISBN 978-3-642-30960-1

»Convey Computer Joins the OpenMP Effort

Convey ComputerChampaign, Illinois — June 19, 2012 — Convey Computer has joined the OpenMP 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’re excited to begin collaborating and pushing the boundaries of programmable accelerator technology,” said John Leidel, Convey Software Architect.  “Convey’s current and future platform development is exactly in line with the OpenMP ARB’s vision of supporting heterogeneous architectures using a standard parallel programming model specification.”

Based in Richardson, Texas, Convey Computer breaks power, performance and programmability barriers with the world’s first hybrid-core computer—a system that marries the low cost and simple programming model of a commodity system with the performance of a customized hardware architecture.

“Strong OpenMP membership and continued growth help us in expanding the OpenMP programming model into new fields” said Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. “We are excited to welcome Convey Computer as an OpenMP member.”

The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB)  now has 14 permanent members and 9 auxiliary members. Permanent members are vendors who have a long-term interest in creating products for OpenMP. These are AMD, CAPS-Enterprise, Convey Computer, Cray, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, NVIDIA, Oracle Corporation, The Portland Group, Inc., and Texas Instruments. Auxiliary members are organizations with an interest in the standard but that do not create or sell OpenMP products. They are ANL, ASC/LLNL, cOMPunity, EPCC, LANL, NASA, ORNL, RWTH Aachen University, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

»OpenMP at ISC’12 - Hamburg


The OpenMP ARB is represented on the International Supercomputing Conference ISC’12
June 18-20 in Hamburg, Germany by JARA, the research collaboration of the Jülich Research Center and the RWTH Aachen University.

Get an OpenMP reference card and meet members of the HPC team of the RWTH Aachen University’s Center for Computing and Communication at booth #152.

»Tell Us Who’s Using OpenMP and How…

There’s a new feature on the OpenMP website:

Let the world-wide OpenMP community know about how your organization or project is using OpenMP in your multithreaded parallel applications. »Who’s Using OpenMP

»IWOMP 2012 Registration Now Open

IWOMP 2012 Rome Italy

8th International Workshop on OpenMP
June 11-13 :: Rome, Italy

Registration for the International Workshop on OpenMP - IWOMP 2012 is now open!

  • Early registration deadline: May 18th, 2012
  • A limited number of hotel rooms are available during the tutorial and workshop dates.
    The deadline for room booking and reservation is: May 10th 2012
  • Registration and preliminary workshop program are available at:

The OpenMP API supports multi-platform shared-memory 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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