|[September 06, 2013]
University of Houston Joins the OpenMP Effort
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
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.
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 OpenMP product vendors, while auxiliary
members do not create or sell products.
The OpenMP Application Program Interface (API) is a multi-platform
shared-memory parallel programming model for the C, C++ and Fortran
programming languages. Jointly defined by a group of major computer
hardware and software vendors and the user community, OpenMP is a
portable, scalable model that gives shared-memory parallel programmers a
simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for
platforms ranging from multicore systems and SMPs, to embedded systems.
Incorporated in 1997, The OpenMP ARB is the non-profit corporation that
oversees the OpenMP specification and produces and approves new versions
of the specification. More information at http://www.openmp.org/
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