Samsung Joins OpenMP Architecture Review Board

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Beaverton, Oregon — The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) today announced that Samsung has joined the board. The OpenMP ARB is a group of hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

Samsung Electronics is a world-leading semiconductor manufacturer with a range of products that power the tools used every day – including smartphones, electric vehicles, hyperscale data centers, IoT devices, and more.  With a focus on innovation, Samsung designs and manufactures memory, system LSI, foundry, and LED solutions. Set to open in 2024, Samsung recently broke ground on a state-of-the-art Foundry in Taylor, Texas that will power next-generation technologies in areas like 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and high-performance computing (HPC).

“We are pleased to join the organization to help define the future of OpenMP,” said Dr. Robert W. Wisniewski, Senior Vice President and HPC Chief Architect for Samsung Electronics.  “MPI+X is the dominant model for HPC with accelerators and Samsung will leverage OpenMP for X.”

“We are delighted to welcome Samsung as our newest member”, said Michael Klemm, CEO of the OpenMP ARB, “They are very active in the open source community, and we look forward to their contributions.”

The OpenMP ARB’s mission 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, the OpenMP API is a portable and scalable model that provides parallel programmers with a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from embedded systems and accelerator devices to multi-code and shared memory systems.