Early Experiences With The OpenMP Accelerator Model

Chunhua Liao, Yonghong Yan, Bronis R. de Supinski, Daniel J. Quinlan, Barbara Chapman
Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
9th International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP), 2013

   title={Early Experiences With The OpenMP Accelerator Model},

   author={Liao, Chunhua and Yan, Yonghong and de Supinski, Bronis R and Quinlan, Daniel J and Chapman, Barbara},



Download Download (PDF)   View View   Source Source   Source codes Source codes




A recent trend in mainstream computer nodes is the combined use of general-purpose multicore processors and specialized accelerators such as GPUs and DSPs in order to achieve better performance and to reduce power consumption. To support this trend, the OpenMP Language Committee has approved a set of extensions to OpenMP (referred to as the OpenMP accelerator model). The initial version is the subject of Technical Report 1 (TR1) while OpenMP 4.0 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) further refines the extensions. In this paper, we examine the newly released accelerator directives and create an initial reference implementation, referred to as HOMP (Heterogeneous OpenMP). Focused on targeting NVIDIA GPUs, our work is based on an existing OpenMP implementation in the ROSE source-to-source compiler infrastructure. HOMP includes extensions to parse the new constructs and to represent them in the AST and other compiler translation details. Further we provide initial runtime support. For our evaluation, we have adapted a few existing OpenMP codes to use the accelerator model directives and present preliminary performance results. Finally, we critique the accelerator model in terms of its impact on developers and compiler writers and suggest possible improvements.
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

* * *

* * *

Follow us on Twitter

HGPU group

1582 peoples are following HGPU @twitter

Like us on Facebook

HGPU group

298 people like HGPU on Facebook

* * *

Free GPU computing nodes at hgpu.org

Registered users can now run their OpenCL application at hgpu.org. We provide 1 minute of computer time per each run on two nodes with two AMD and one nVidia graphics processing units, correspondingly. There are no restrictions on the number of starts.

The platforms are

Node 1
  • GPU device 0: nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB, 822MHz
  • GPU device 1: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6970 2GB, 880MHz
  • CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 @ 2.8GHz 1055T
  • RAM: 12GB
  • OS: OpenSUSE 13.1
  • SDK: nVidia CUDA Toolkit 6.5.14, AMD APP SDK 3.0
Node 2
  • GPU device 0: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB, 1000MHz
  • GPU device 1: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5870 2GB, 850MHz
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 @ 3.4GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: OpenSUSE 12.3
  • SDK: AMD APP SDK 3.0

Completed OpenCL project should be uploaded via User dashboard (see instructions and example there), compilation and execution terminal output logs will be provided to the user.

The information send to hgpu.org will be treated according to our Privacy Policy

HGPU group © 2010-2015 hgpu.org

All rights belong to the respective authors

Contact us: