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Scientific Programming
Volume 11 (2003), Issue 2, Pages 125-131

An OpenMP Compiler Benchmark

Matthias S. Müller

HLRS, University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 30, D-70550 Stuttgart, Germany

Received 1 January 2002; Accepted 1 January 2002

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.


The purpose of this benchmark is to propose several optimization techniques and to test their existence in current OpenMP compilers. Examples are the removal of redundant synchronization constructs, effective constructs for alternative code and orphaned directives. The effectiveness of the compiler generated code is measured by comparing different OpenMP constructs and compilers. If possible, we also compare with the hand coded "equivalent" solution. Six out of seven proposed optimization techniques are already implemented in different compilers. However, most compilers implement only one or two of them.