25 Jul 2016 Champaign - Inria has joined the OpenMP ARB, a group of hardware and software vendors and research organisations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.
Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, promotes "scientific excellence for technology transfer and society". Graduates from the world's top universities, Inria's 2,600 employees rise to the challenges of digital sciences. With its open, agile model, Inria is able to explore original approaches with its partners in industry and academia and provide an efficient response to the multidisciplinary and application challenges of the digital transformation. Inria is the source of many innovations that add value and create jobs.
"Inria teams have been developing runtime systems and compiler techniques for parallel programming over several decades", stated Olivier Aumage, researcher at Inria's team STORM. "By joining the OpenMP ARB today, Inria looks forward to contribute this expertise in making OpenMP meet the challenges of the Exascale era."
"We welcome the addition of Inria to the OpenMP family", stated Michael Klemm, OpenMP ARB CEO. "Their history of innovation and inventiveness will benefit the evolution of OpenMP."
The OpenMP ARB now has 13 permanent members and 15 auxiliary members. Permanent members are vendors who have a long-term interest in creating products for OpenMP. Auxiliary members are organisations with an interest in the standard but that do not create or sell OpenMP products. You can find the full list of members on the OpenMP website.