Originally posted by: Michael_Wong
At SC11 in Seattle, a large IBM team arrived to help showcase IBM's
effort to support High Performance Computing. A team will help with
talking to the Scientific Computing Users Group called SciComp or
SP-SXXL. I will be mostly responsible for looking after OpenMP.
OpenMP has a booth where we hosted many questions from users and discussed future. we have been a presence in
SC for many years and frankly we almost don't have to spend the
large sum of money to be there to remind people of our deep connection
with High , but we would be conspicuous by our absence.
I gave a keynote
on the future of OpenMP in the Tuesday Birds of a Feature session, describing my view of where OpenMP has been,
where it is going and what are the changes that users and implementers can expect. My key theme is that OpenMP
must connect with the users, both existing and potential. We know who
are our existing users in the High Performance Community and there is
still a lot of growth in supporting their needs. But we also think we
know what area we can grow into. Some of that is in the embedded
community, and other is in the accelerator community. This has been
shown by the active participation of TI and Nvidia, in joining with
existing members of PGI and CAPS (You can see OpenMP's press
announcement link below). We plan go to the MultiCore expo
(formerly the Embedded conference), with the help of TI who lead a
strong presence with their Embedded offering using the OpenMP
Programming model. We also plan to drive the accelerator specification
for completion by 2012, along with other items that will allow us to do
even more. We plan to have more extensive affinity support, improve our
industry-leading tasking model, and have an Error Model will support
industrial needs that must be able to report and recover from errors, to
name a few.
We have a great deal of work in front of us in order to push for another
release of OpenMP by SC12. But more important, I note that next year,
2012 will be OpenMP's 15th anniversary.
In a world which gives birth to parallel languages and also see them die at the same rate, OpenMP has been unique in surviving
for a longer time then most parallel languages out there, other then pthreads. Our strength, is the industrial collaboration
that allows it to work in 3 General Purpose languages.
Yet we can still be better, and my job as CEO is to nurture that transformation along with some of the most talented parallel
experts around the world.
The following are a list of press release events that
occurred around SC 11 that will highlight many of the activities planned
1. Video interview
Seeks Participation at SC11
Author: Richard Bruckner
2. Magazine Articles
ahead for OpenMP ?
Linux Admin Magazine
2011: SPEC Benchmarks für Beschleuniger und OpenMP
Author: Amber Ankerholz
Author: Andreas Stiller
3. References to press release
There are many links to the press release in US, Germany and Japan
found with Google and Bing. A selection of the links is listed