The view from SuperComputing 11
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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 for OpenMP.
1. Video interview
Seeks Participation at SC11