RISC-V Chip Maker SiFive Joins OpenMP Review Board

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Beaverton, Oregon — March 14, 2023 — SiFive has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of hardware vendors, software vendors and research organizations, in creating the standard for the OpenMP shared-memory parallel programming model.

SiFive is a RISC-V-based high-performance embedded systems platform company, delivering high-performance compute density for modern workloads. SiFive solutions are designed for technology segment from embedded systems to AI and machine learning, automotive, datacenter, mobile and consumer.

“Open standards bring flexibility, cooperation and innovation and SiFive is pleased to join the OpenMP ARB and support this valuable effort,” said Alice Chan, VP of Software for SiFive.

“Strong OpenMP membership and continued growth help us in expanding the OpenMP programming model into the field of embedded systems” said Michael Klemm, OpenMP CEO. “We are excited to welcome SiFive as an OpenMP member.”

The OpenMP ARB is a consortium of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations developing the OpenMP API specification for shared-memory parallelization. The mission of the OpenMP ARB is to standardize directive-based, multi-language, high-level parallelism that is performant, productive, and portable. Jointly defined by a group of major computer hardware and software vendors and users, the OpenMP API is a portable, scalable model that gives parallel programmers a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from embedded systems and accelerator devices to multicore systems and shared-memory systems. The OpenMP ARB owns the OpenMP brand, oversees the OpenMP specification, and produces and approves new versions of the specification.