OpenMP 3.1 Draft Spec for Public Comment
By rchrd on Feb 07, 2011
The OpenMP Architecture Review Board has announced the release of a draft of the OpenMP specification, version 3.1 for comment by the community.
This draft will serve as the basis of an official 3.1 update of the specification, which is expected to be ratified in time for the International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP) 2011 in Chicago.
All interested users and implementers are invited to review the comment draft and to provide feedback through the Draft 3.1 Public Comment OpenMP Forum.
The 3.1 version is intended as a minor release that will not break existing, correct OpenMP applications. However, it does include several new features, most notably the addition of predefined min and max operators for C and C++, and extensions to the atomic construct that allow the value of the shared variable that the construct updates to be captured or written without being read. It also includes extensions to the OpenMP tasking model that support optimization of its use.