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AMD & Pathscale Join OpenACC While Nvidia Readies Compilers for IBM Power

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At SC14 last week, AMD and Pathscale announced that they have joined the OpenACC standards group. Meanwhile, Nvidia announced that high-performance computing compilers are coming to IBM Power Systems.

Registration Open for Univ. of Houston Oil & Gas Workshop

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Registration is now open for the University of Houston Oil & Gas Workshop. With a theme of Directives and Tools for Accelerators: A Seismic Programming Shift, the annual event takes place Oct. 19-20 in Houston.

OpenACC Events in Houston and Oak Ridge Issue Calls for Participation

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Fans of OpenACC will have the opportunity to participate in a pair of events in October.

OLCF Seeking Teams for OpenACC Hackathon

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OLCF is sponsoring an OpenACC Hackathon the week of Oct. 27.

Video: An Introduction to OpenACC

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In this video, Bronson Messer from ORNL presents: An Introduction to OpenACC. “OpenACC is gaining momentum and adoption,” said Duncan Poole, President of the OpenACC Standards Group. “Developers benefit because using OpenACC directives makes parallel programming more productive and collaboration easier. Large, legacy codes are easier to maintain and accelerated code is more portable across HPC systems.”

OpenACC Touts Growing Adoption at Upcoming GPU Technology Conference

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“OpenACC is gaining momentum and adoption,” said Duncan Poole, President of the OpenACC Standards Group. “Developers benefit because using OpenACC directives makes parallel programming more productive and collaboration easier. Large, legacy codes are easier to maintain and accelerated code is more portable across HPC systems.”

Programming Nvidia GPUs with OpenACC Directives

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In this video from the Nvidia booth at SC13, Michael Wolfe presents on OpenACC. “The OpenACC API provides a high-level, performance portable programming mechanism for parallel programming accelerated nodes. Learn about the latest additions to the OpenACC specification, and see the PGI Accelerator compilers in action targeting the fastest NVIDIA GPUs.”

A Deep Dive into Data Management in OpenACC

Open ACC version 2.0 is using enhanced data management capabilities in its quest to become the de facto standard for directive-based accelerators programming in C/C++ and Fortran.

Why OpenACC 2.0 is a Step Forward

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Over at the Cray Blog, James Beyer writes that the 2.0 Version of OpenACC has some important new features for parallel programmers.

Slidecast: OpenACC Gains New Members and GCC Support

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In this slidecast, OpenACC President Duncan Poole leads a panel of speakers describing the latest additions to OpenACC.