- Electronic ISBN 9780080513539
- Print ISBN 9781558606715
The rapid and widespread acceptance of shared-memory multiprocessor architectures has created a pressing demand for an efficient way to program these systems. At the same time, developers of technical and scientific applications in industry and in government laboratories find they need to parallelize huge volumes of code in a portable fashion. OpenMP, developed jointly by several parallel computing vendors to address these issues, is an industry-wide standard for programming shared-memory and distributed shared-memory multiprocessors. It consists of a set of compiler directives and library routines that extend FORTRAN, C, and C++ codes to express shared-memory parallelism.
Parallel Programming in OpenMP is the first book to teach both the novice and expert parallel programmers how to program using this new standard. The authors, who helped design and implement OpenMP while at SGI, bring a depth and breadth to the book as compiler writers, application developers, and performance engineers.
Rohit Chandra is currently a Chief Scientist at NARUS, Inc., a provider of internet business infrastructure solutions. He previously was a Principal Engineer in the Compiler Group of Silicon Graphics, where he helped design and implement OpenMP.
Leonardo Dagum currently works for Silicon Graphics in the Linux Server Platform Group where he is responsible for the I/O infrastructure in SGI's scalable Linux server systems. He helped define the OpenMP Fortran API. His research interests include parallel algorithms and performance modeling for parallel systems.