The New Issue of The Parallel Universe is Out: The Present and Future of OpenMP*

By Sally Sams, Published: 01/17/2017, Last Updated: 01/17/2017

The OpenMP* application programming interface turns 20 this year―and we’re celebrating in the new issue of The Parallel Universe, Intel’s quarterly magazine that explores inroads and innovations in software development.

We asked Michael Klemm (the current CEO of the OpenMP Architecture Review Board, or ARB) and some of his colleagues to give an overview of the newest features in the specification―particularly, enhancements to task-based parallelism and offloading computations to specialized accelerators. Learn why OpenMP remains the gold standard for portable, vendor-neutral parallel programming directives.

This issue’s other hot topics include:

  • Reducing Packing Overhead in Matrix-Matrix Multiplication: Improving performance on multicore and many-core Intel® architectures, particularly for deep neural networks

  • Identify Scalability Problems in Parallel Applications: How to boost scalability for Intel® Xeon and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors using New Intel® VTune™ Amplifier memory analysis

  • Vectorization Opportunities for Improved Performance with Intel® AVX-512 47: Examples of how Intel® compilers can vectorize and speed up loops

  • Intel® Advisor Roofline Analysis: A new way to visualize performance optimization trade-offs

  • Intel-Powered Deep Learning Frameworks: Your path to deeper insights

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