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TMCNet:  OpenMP ARB Appoints Dieter an Mey of RWTH Aachen University to its Board of Directors

[February 06, 2014]

OpenMP ARB Appoints Dieter an Mey of RWTH Aachen University to its Board of Directors

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --(Business Wire)--

The OpenMP ARB, a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations developing the OpenMP API specification for shared-memory parallelization, appointed Dieter an Mey to its Board of Directors. Dieter brings a wealth of experience as an OpenMP user to the Board.

Dieter an Mey leads the High Performance Computing team of the IT Center RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He has a 30+ year track record in HPC with an emphasis on user support and services. Ever since vectorization and message passing�and the release of the first�OpenMP�API�specification in 1997,�Dieter�and his group�have�actively�participated�in the OpenMP community. He is co-author of numerous publications on OpenMP programming and productivity.

"I believe Dieter will bring a much needed non-commercial viewpoint to the Board, as well as a non-US viewpoint," said Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. "He has been a long-time, active OpenMP proponent who is widely respected within the OpenMP community."

Dieter joins Josh Simons of VMware, Sanjiv Shah of Intel, Andy Fritsch of Texas Instruments (News - Alert) and Partha Tirumalai of Oracle on the OpenMP Board of Directors.

About OpenMP

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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