[fpc-devel] FPC and OpenMP support.
daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Thu Mar 16 23:26:10 CET 2006
Op Thu, 16 Mar 2006, schreef Alexander Todorov:
> Hello to all,
> are there any parallel code developers in the list?
> I will have to work on a mixed mode parallel project using MPI and OpenMP.
> There are some bindings in pascal for the MPI library which is ok.
I have a proof of concept conversion of the MPICH headers. However, it is
not so easy, since libmpich.a can be located anywhere on the system; there
is no Pascal equivalent of mpicc. I haven't decided yet what I'm going to
I have also looked at LAMMPI and OpenMPI, looks like they'll be a piece of
cake lust like MPICH, the only caveat is that h2pas chokes at their header
> Does fpc support OpenMP compiler directives? AFAIK no.
> Is there a known pascal compiler that supports OpenMP?
I don't plan to put effort in OpenMP support; I don't see the need
for an external library to be able to do multithreaded programming. Focus
here should be on 100% Pascal implementations.
Also of interrest to HPC users might be the interface to
FFTW I committed a while ago. For good HPC support we also would need good
interfaces to BLAS & LAPACK, and/or Pascal based math solutions.
> Integrating such support canbe a great step towards making FPC an
> industrial class compiler.
I think so.
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