OpenMP ARB Appoints Andy Fritsch of Texas Instruments and Partha Tirumalai
of Oracle to Its Board of Directors
SALT LAKE CITY -- November 15, 2012
The OpenMP Consortium, a group of leading hardware and software vendors and
research organizations creating the standard for OpenMP, appointed Andy
Fritsch and Partha Tirumalai to its Board of Directors. They bring a wealth of
experience in the HPC and DSP markets to the OpenMP ARB.
Andy Fritsch is the Manager of Foundational Tools for Texas Instruments. In
his role, Andy manages development of tools for TI’s processors across many
product areas including DSPs, microcontrollers and automotive. His
responsibilities include compilers, hardware debug probes/platforms,
simulators, tools product management and applications support.
Partha Tirumalai is a Senior Principal Engineer and Technical Advisor in the
Systems Group of Oracle Corporation. His interests are in processor
architecture, optimizing and parallelizing compilers, application performance,
and high performance computing systems. He has authored numerous papers and
has received a number of patents in these areas.
“Andy and Partha bring us great experience in the HPC and DSP markets,” said
Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. “We are very pleased that they join the OpenMP
In addition to Andy and Partha, the board of directors of the OpenMP ARB
consists of Josh Simons of VMware, Sanjiv Shah of Intel, and Koh Hotta of
OpenMP is attending SC12 and is releasing draft version 4.0 of the
specification at this tradeshow.
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 owns
the OpenMP brand, oversees the OpenMP specification and produces and approves
new versions of the specification. Further information can be found at
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