|By Business Wire||
|June 19, 2012 12:15 PM EDT||
Convey Computer has joined the OpenMP ARB, a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for OpenMP, the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.
“We’re excited to begin collaborating and pushing the boundaries of programmable accelerator technology,” said John Leidel, Convey Software Architect. “Convey’s current and future platform development is exactly in line with the OpenMP ARB’s vision of supporting heterogeneous architectures using a standard parallel programming model specification.”
Based in Richardson, Texas, Convey Computer breaks power, performance and programmability barriers with the world’s first hybrid-core computer—a system that marries the low cost and simple programming model of a commodity system with the performance of a customized hardware architecture.
“Strong OpenMP membership and continued growth help us in expanding the OpenMP programming model into new fields,” said Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. “We are excited to welcome Convey Computer as an OpenMP member.”
The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) now has 14 permanent members and 9 auxiliary members. Permanent members are vendors who have a long-term interest in creating products for OpenMP. These are AMD, CAPS-Enterprise, Convey Computer, Cray, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, NVIDIA, Oracle Corporation, The Portland Group, Inc., and Texas Instruments. Auxiliary members are organizations with an interest in the standard but that do not create or sell OpenMP products. They are ANL, ASC/LLNL, cOMPunity, EPCC, LANL, NASA, ORNL, RWTH Aachen University, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.
The OpenMP Application Program Interface (API) is a multi-platform shared-memory parallel programming model for the C, C++ and Fortran programming languages. Jointly defined by a group of major computer hardware and software vendors and the user community, OpenMP is a portable, scalable model that gives shared-memory parallel programmers a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from multicore systems and SMPs, to embedded systems.
Incorporated in 1997, The OpenMP ARB is the non-profit corporation that owns the OpenMP brand, oversees the OpenMP specification and produces and approves new versions of the specification. Further information can be found at http://www.openmp.org/