Sunday Aug 05, 2012

IWOMP 2012

IWOMP stands for  "International Workshop on OpenMP". It is a workshop held once a year, rotating across the US, Asia and Europe. IWOMP started in 2005 and since then has been held every year. It is the place to be for those interested in OpenMP. The talks cover usage of OpenMP, performance, suggestions for new features and updates on upcoming features. There is usually also a tutorial day prior to the workshop.

June 11-13, 2012, CASPUR in Rome, Italy, hosted IWOMP 2012. This was the 8-th workshop and as always, the event was very well organized with a variety of high quality talks and two interesting key note speakers. The beautiful and very special Horti Sallustiani had been chosen as the workshop venue.

This year was rather special since Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, had accepted the invitation to give the opening key note talk. The focus of his presentation was how to use C++ to write more reliable and robust code.

Most presentations are on line and can be found here. Several of the tutorial presentations can be downloaded from the tutorial page. The tutorial material includes a full overview of OpenMP.

The proceedings are also available. They are published by Springer and are part of the LNCS series. More information can be found here.

The precise details of IWOMP 2013 are not known yet, but the candidate location is definitely very interesting. Stay tuned for more details on this! 

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Ruud van der Pas is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Microelectronics organization at Oracle. His focus is on application performance, both for single threaded, as well as for multi-threaded programs. He is also co-author on the book Using OpenMP

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