by Georgiana Mania

Between 12 and 15 of September, the University of Bristol hosted the 19th International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP). The event gathered members of the OpenMP language committe, compiler experts from the main standard implementers and users from different branches of research, including weather and climate science. The latter was represented by Dr. Chris Maynard (Met Office), who shared the experience of parallelizing the code using OpenMP together with MPI in order to achieve improved performance.

The program included a hands-on tutorial on OpenMP for GPU and an advanced tutorial on efficient CPU execution using tasks and SIMD operations. While the main topics focused on advanced features of OpenMP 5.x targeting heterogeneous platforms and their use cases, an exciting outlook to the future compilers with AI support was also discussed in several papers. The conference proceedings are published in the Springer Journal Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, volume 14114).