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Reinders: OpenMP 4.0 to Offer Important Solutions for Targeting and Vectorization

Intel’s James Reinders writes that OpenMP 4.0 may offer important solutions for targeting and vectorization.

The “targeting directives” intended for OpenMP 4.0, have the challenge of spanning the likes of NVidia GPUs (SIMT oriented), and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors (SMP-on-a-chip), and Intel HD Graphics (vector oriented GPUs), other GPUs (like AMD), and other potential attached processing devices and future ones as well. It is not easy to bring multiple companies together to find common ground.

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In related news, there will be an OpenMP BoF at SC12 as well as a celebration of OpenMP’s 15th birthday at SC12 Booth #2237 next week.

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