|[November 14, 2012]
OpenMP ARB Appoints Andy Fritsch of Texas Instruments and Partha Tirumalai of Oracle to Its Board of Directors
SALT LAKE CITY --(Business Wire)--
The OpenMP Consortium, a group of leading hardware and software
vendors and research organizations creating the standard for OpenMP,
appointed Andy Fritsch and Partha Tirumalai to its Board of Directors.
They bring a wealth of experience in the HPC and DSP markets to the
Andy Fritsch is the Manager of Foundational Tools for Texas
Instruments. In his role, Andy manages development of tools for TI's
processors across many product areas including DSPs, microcontrollers
and automotive. His responsibilities include compilers, hardware debug
probes/platforms, simulators, tools product management and applications
Partha Tirumalai is a Senior Principal Engineer and Technical
Advisor in the Systems Group of Oracle (News - Alert) Corporation. His interests are in
processor architecture, optimizing andparallelizing compilers,
application performance, and high performance computing systems. He has
authored numerous papers and has received a number of patents in these
"Andy and Partha bring us great experience in the HPC and DSP
markets," said Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. "We are very pleased that they
join the OpenMP board."
In addition to Andy and Partha, the board of directors of the
OpenMP ARB consists of Josh Simons of VMware, Sanjiv Shah of Intel (News - Alert), and
Koh Hotta of Fujitsu.
OpenMP is attending SC12 and is releasing draft version 4.0 of the
specification at this tradeshow.
The OpenMP Application Program Interface (API) is a multi-platform
shared-memory parallel programming model for the C, C++ and Fortran
programming languages. Jointly defined by a group of major computer
hardware and software vendors and the user community, OpenMP is a
portable, scalable model that gives shared-memory parallel programmers a
simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for
platforms ranging from multicore systems and SMPs, to embedded systems.
Incorporated in 1997, The OpenMP ARB is the non-profit corporation that
owns the OpenMP brand, oversees the OpenMP specification and produces
and approves new versions of the specification. Further information can
be found at http://www.openmp.org/
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