Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2019


Speeding up Programs with OpenACC in GCC

... using the compute power of GPUs and other accelerators

Proven in production use for decades, GCC (the GNU Compiler Collection) offers C, C++, Fortran, and other compilers for a multitude of target systems. Over the last few years, we -- formerly known as "CodeSourcery", now a group in "Mentor, a Siemens Business" -- added support for the directive-based OpenACC programming model. Requiring only few changes to your existing source code, OpenACC allows for easy parallelization and code offloading to accelerators such as GPUs. We will present a short introduction of GCC and OpenACC, implementation status, examples, and performance results.

"OpenACC is a user-driven directive-based performance-portable parallel programming model designed for scientists and engineers interested in porting their codes to a wide-variety of heterogeneous HPC hardware platforms and architectures with significantly less programming effort than required with a low-level model."


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