[RFC] OpenMP offload infrastructure

Hi All,

Just a heads up that a proposal on OpenMP offload infrastructure has been made.

http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/pipermail/llvmdev/2014-August/thread.html#75606

This might be of interest for many people dealing with OpenMP library.

Yours,
Andrey

The only (selfish) comment I'm able to make is that I hope the OpenMP lib will not have a hard and mandatory dependency on this. PathScale (and others I'm aware of) have their own mechanism for offloading already. We most likely won't be contributing to that effort, but hopefully it doesn't conflict with what we have working now.

Thanks

The only (selfish) comment I'm able to make is that I hope the OpenMP lib will not have a hard and mandatory dependency on this.

The OpenMP runtime (libiomp5) has no references or dependencies on the current offload library, and I'd like to keep it that way, so you're pushing at an open door.

-- Jim

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