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SUSE and University of Delaware Join the OpenMP

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Suse and the University of Delaware have joined the OpenMP ARB, a group of hardware and software vendors and research organisations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

The addition of Suse and the University of Delaware pushes the total number of participants 31 vendors and research organisations now collaborating on developing standard parallel programming model.

‘As a provider of enterprise-grade HPC products and services, SUSE looks forward to the enhanced collaboration and innovation that will result from us being an official member of OpenMP,’ said Gerald Pfeifer, vice president of Products and Technology Programs at SUSE. ‘With our long history of significant contributions to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), this membership is an indication of SUSE’s commitment to further contribute to the Open Source ecosystem and drive the OpenMP standard into production.’

‘As developers of the Validation and Verification test suite of OpenMP 4.5 and beyond’, says Professor Sunita Chandrasekaran, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences of the University of Delaware, ‘we are very excited to officially join the OpenMP ARB. Parallel programming is increasingly becoming a mandatory topic and one of the major goals of the University is to train the next generation workforce and exposing them to high performance computing and modern parallel computers.’

‘We are delighted to welcome SUSE and University of Delaware as our newest members of the OpenMP ARB’, says Michael Klemm, OpenMP ARB CEO, ‘OpenMP ARB now has 31 members and keeps growing, which underlines the relevance OpenMP has in the HPC segment.’

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