OpenMP Consortium Announces Red Hat as New Member
26 vendors and research organizations now collaborating on developing standard
parallel programming model
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- September 3, 2013
Red Hat has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of
leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating
today’s most prevalent standard shared-memory parallel programming model.
“As a leading proponent of OpenMP, Red Hat is thrilled to officially join the
OpenMP ARB,” said Mike Werner, senior director, ISV and developer ecosystems,
Red Hat. “We believe that the OpenMP model is important in simplifying
parallel processing efforts, and implement the standard in Red Hat Enterprise
Linux, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.”
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, using a
community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux,
middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. The company’s membership
in the OpenMP ARB exemplifies a long-standing commitment to the development
and support of tools and standards that help advance open source technology
and its adoption within the developer community.
“I am very pleased to have Red Hat participate in the OpenMP family,” said
Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. “Red Hat has a long tradition of supporting OpenMP
with rapid GCC implementations and strong commitment to open standards. This
will help to ensure deeper collaboration.”
The OpenMP ARB now has 14 permanent members and 12 auxiliary members.
Permanent members, including Red Hat, are vendors who have a long-term
interest in creating products for OpenMP, while auxiliary members are
organizations with an interest in the standard but that do not create or sell
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/.
Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. in the U.S. and other
countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
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