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Scientific Programming
Volume 9 (2001), Issue 2-3, Pages 143-161

Parallel Programming Environment for OpenMP

Insung Park, Michael J. Voss, Seon Wook Kim, and Rudolf Eigenmann

1285 EE Bldg., School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1285, USA

Received 29 January 2002; Accepted 29 January 2002

Copyright © 2001 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present our effort to provide a comprehensive parallel programming environment for the OpenMP parallel directive language. This environment includes a parallel programming methodology for the OpenMP programming model and a set of tools (Ursa Minor and InterPol) that support this methodology. Our toolset provides automated and interactive assistance to parallel programmers in time-consuming tasks of the proposed methodology. The features provided by our tools include performance and program structure visualization, interactive optimization, support for performance modeling, and performance advising for finding and correcting performance problems. The presented evaluation demonstrates that our environment offers significant support in general parallel tuning efforts and that the toolset facilitates many common tasks in OpenMP parallel programming in an efficient manner.