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Volume 11 |Article ID 124373 |

Timothy G. Mattson, "How Good is OpenMP", Scientific Programming, vol. 11, Article ID 124373, 13 pages, 2003.

How Good is OpenMP

Received12 May 2003
Accepted12 May 2003


The OpenMP standard defines an Application Programming Interface (API) for shared memory computers. Since its introduction in 1997, it has grown to become one of the most commonly used API's for parallel programming. But success in the market doesn't necessarily imply successful computer science. Is OpenMP a "good" programming environment? What does it even mean to call a programming environment good? And finally, once we understand how good or bad OpenMP is; what can we do to make it even better? In this paper, we will address these questions.

Copyright © 2003 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.

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