First off, I think I mistakenly posted this under "Open source OpenMP":
I am using the Intel Composer Fortran Compiler 14.0.0.
What is the purpose of the separate monitor thread OpenMP creates?
In my Fortran application, the additional thread is always spawned, even when setting OMP_SET_NUM_THREADS(1).
Granted, it doesn't look like it does much, per the Linux "ps -L" command, but I haven't seen any easily accessible information describing the purpose of the additional thread at a high level.
Thanks in advance.