Continuing its long tradition of standards-based software products, Intel® has implemented new OpenMP features that enhance the usage of its hardware products. The newly-released OpenMP 4.0 specification (http://www.openmp.org) contains several features that are especially useful with Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors. The accelerator feature is a standardized way to program off-loading computations to such devices. The SIMD feature is a standardized way to engage the 512-bit wide SIMD capability on Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors.
Techniques a developer can use to utilize vector hardware to potentially improve application performance by using explicit vector programming methods such as Intel® Cilk™ Plus and OpenMP* 4.0.
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