Red Hat said that it has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board, a group of hardware and software vendors and research organizations.
"As a leading proponent of OpenMP, Red Hat is thrilled to officially join the OpenMP ARB," said Mike Werner, senior director, ISV and developer ecosystems, Red Hat, in a release. "We believe that the OpenMP model is important in simplifying parallel processing efforts, and implement the standard in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6."
"I am very pleased to have Red Hat participate in the OpenMP family," said Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO. "Red Hat has a long tradition of supporting OpenMP with rapid GCC implementations and strong commitment to open standards. This will help to ensure deeper collaboration."
According to a release, the OpenMP ARB now has 14 permanent members and 12 auxiliary members. Permanent members, including Red Hat, are vendors who have a long-term interest in creating products for OpenMP, while auxiliary members are organizations with an interest in the standard but that do not create or sell OpenMP products.
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