HPC compiler specialist Caps Enterprise has announced its first release supporting the OpenACC Application Program Interface specification. The company's HMPP Workbench 3.1 now supports the OpenACC version 1.0 standard.
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NOTE: OpenACC was formed to help create and foster a cross-platform API and open parallel programming standard for programmers to accelerate their application on modern many-core and multi-core processors using directives.
Based on a common set of directives for C and Fortran languages, OpenACC sets out to enable programmers to easily take advantage of the processing power of heterogeneous many-core architectures. Its multi-platform and multi-vendor compatible model offers a way to preserve investment in legacy applications by enabling an easy migration path to accelerated computing.
"The GPU computing breakthrough has allowed many users to propose new massively parallel codes to advance many scientific fields. With OpenACC we are simplifying the use of accelerators and leveraging legacy applications. We are very confident that this will help to further broaden the community taking advantage of many-core technologies," said Francois BODIN, Caps CTO.
"The goal of OpenACC is to provide a familiar directive-based programming model that makes it quick and simple for developers to take advantage of the performance benefits of accelerators like GPUs," said Duncan Poole, president of OpenACC. "I congratulate Caps on its latest release of HMPP Workbench, and applaud their efforts in helping us bring the tremendous value of directives and OpenACC to customers."