Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Drivers of StarSs Programming Models,
Officially Joins the OpenMP Standard Consortium
24 vendors and research organizations now collaborating on developing standard
shared-memory parallel programming model
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- May 3, 2013
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has joined the OpenMP ARB, a
consortium 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 proud to share our 15 years’ experience developing support for
parallel programming models within the OpenMP community,” says Mateo Valero,
director of BSC, “Our researchers have been involved in OpenMP since the
beginning, through cOMPunity. BSC has participated in the definition of the
tasking model, lately with the inclusion of task dependences.”
“I look forward to BSC continuing their excellent technical contribution from
the past into the future,” says Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO.
Barcelona Supercomputing Center is an HPC research center that holds a
significant group of Computer Science researchers and closely collaborates
with IT Industry. Its Computer Science research covers all levels from the
computer architecture to the parallel applications.
The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) now has 13 permanent members and 11
auxiliary members. Permanent members are vendors creating products for OpenMP.
These are AMD, CAPS-Enterprise, Convey Computer, Cray, Fujitsu, HP, IBM,
Intel, 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 sell OpenMP products. They are ANL, ASC/LLNL, BSC,
cOMPunity, EPCC, LANL, NASA, ORNL, RWTH Aachen University, Sandia National Lab
and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.
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. Further information can be found at http://www.openmp.org/
OpenMP Architecture Review Board
Matthijs van Waveren, +33 6 32 53 57 94
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Gemma Ribas Maspoch, +34 93 413 70 80
Head of Communications
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