Wednesday, March 24

OpenMP - A New Portable Paradigm of Parallel Computing: Features, Performance, and Applications

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Executive Salon 5

The goal of this minisymposium is to bring to the attention of computational scientists in the geosciences community the recent emergence of the OpenMP paradigm of parallel programming for Shared Memory Parallel (SMP) systems. The OpenMP paradigm ( was launched in 1997 and has been adopted by several computer workstation and mainframe vendors for various implementations. It has attracted attention because OpenMP ports of legacy code have demonstrated scalable performance through incremental parallelism without requiring a major rewrite of an application as the first step. The speakers in this minisymposium will discuss OpenMP features, parallel programming tools, real-world applications, performance issues, and comparisons with message passing paradigms.

Organizer: George Delic
HiPERiSM Consulting LLC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

10:00-10:25 OpenMP: Features and Status
George Delic, Organizer
10:30-10:55 Applications Experiences with OpenMP Tools
Bob Kuhn and Bill Magro, Kuck and Associates, Inc., Champaign, Illinois
11:00-11:25 Legacy Codes and OpenMP - Tales from the Trenches
Howard Scott, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
11:30-11:55 Experiences with Converting Geoscience Applications to OpenMP
Rudolf Eigenmann, Purdue University, West Lafayette

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