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Oct. 21 -- The OpenMP ARB is pleased to announce the release of a draft of Version 3.0 of the OpenMP specification for public comment. This is the first update to the OpenMP specification since 2005.
This release adds several new features to the OpenMP specification, including:
Larry Meadows, CEO of the OpenMP organization, states: "The creation of OpenMP 3.0 has taken very hard work by a number of people over more than two years. The introduction of a unified tasking model, allowing creation and execution of unstructured work, is a great step forward for OpenMP. It should allow the use of OpenMP on whole new classes of computing problems."
The draft specification is available in PDF format from the Specifications section of the OpenMP ARB website: http://www.openmp.org.
A direct link is available at http://www.openmp.org/drupal/mp-documents/spec30_draft.pdf.
Mark Bull has led the effort to expand the applicability of OpenMP while improving it for its current uses as the Chair of the OpenMP Language Committee. He states: "The OpenMP language committee has done a fine job in producing this latest version of OpenMP. It has been difficult to resolve some tricky details and understand how tasks should propagate across the language. But I think we have come up with solid solutions, and the team should be proud of their accomplishment."
The ARB warmly welcomes any comments, corrections and suggestions you have for Version 3.0. For Version 3.0, we are soliciting comments through an on-line forum, located at http://www.openmp.org/forum. The forum is entitled Draft 3.0 Public Comment. You can also send email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would rather not use the forum. It is most helpful if you can refer to the page number and line number where appropriate.
The public comment period will close on January 31, 2008.