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Newsletter of the OpenMP ARB

Edition: June 2003

This is the monthly newsletter of the OpenMP Architecture Review
Board. It is based on the discussions in the OpenMP ARB conference
calls of the previous month, and on current activities in the
world of OpenMP.

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** Discussions on the Performance OpenMP standard are on-going

** There was a succesful OpenMP session at ICCS

** The preliminary program of WOMPAT 2003 is available

** The submission deadline of EWOMP 2003 has been extended to June 29, 2003

** EWOMP 2003 will have an hands-on lab session, where participants
can try out new compilers and tools. Application developers and ISVs
are invited to attend.

* Discussions on Performance OpenMP standard on-going

The discussions seem to be heading towards the following three components: 
(a) a set of pre-defined events, that might be supported by an
implementation. The POMPv2 specification can be a starting point, but
needs to be refined; (b) a query-based mechanism that allows
implementers to limit what events they support, and (c) a well-defined
set of information related to OpenMP constructs that will be loaded in
a non-loadable portion of a binary and a mechanism to access this information.

* Succesful OpenMP session at ICCS

We had a successful OpenMP session at ICCS '03 in Melbourne, Australia
on June 4. It was well attended, with several Australian

* Forthcoming OpenMP workshops

June 26-27, 2003. WOMPAT 2003 in Toronto, Canada
The preliminary program is available at the web site.
Papers will be published by Springer Verlag in their LNCS series.

September 22-26, 2003, EWOMP 2003 Aachen, Germany
This year's EWOMP is extended to a full week in order to try something
new: After a two days "conventional" workshop part with invited and
contributed talks (Part I: OMPtalks), we want to take the opportunity
of having many OpenMP experts in the fields of compilers, tools and
applications on board, to "get our hands dirty" and to do real work in
a hands-on lab session (Part II: OMPlab).
You are welcome to submit extended abstracts of your presentations up
to 5 pages long by June 29th.

September 2-5, 2003. ParCo 2003 in Dresden, Germany
An OpenMP session is proposed for this year's Parallel Computing

October, 20-22, 2003, WOMPEI 2003 in Tokyo, Japan
See (European site) (Japan site)
Potential participants are encouraged to submit papers for
presentation at the workshop and publication in the ISHPC proceedings. 
The proceedings of ISHPC-V will be published as a volume of Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) of Springer-Verlag. 


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