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OpenMP 4.5 Validation and Verification Suite for Device Offload...

by Jose M Monsalve Diaz, Swaroop S Pophale, Oscar R Hernandez Mendoza, David E Bernholdt, Sunita Chandrasekaran
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
International Workshop on OpenMP
Publication Date
Page Numbers
82 to 95
Conference Name
International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP 2018)
Conference Location
Barcelona, Spain
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OpenMP has been widely adopted for shared memory systems for over a decade. With the heterogeneity trend in architectures rapidly growing, the programming model needed to evolve such that applications could not only be ported to traditional CPUs but also to accelerators often acting as discrete or integrated devices to CPUs. To that end, OpenMP started to provide support for heterogeneous systems since 2013 when the version 4.0 of the specification was ratified. OpenMP 4.5 is being enhanced to cover major requirements of Exascale Computing Project (ECP) applications. As a result it is time-critical to ensure that the implementations of the 4.5 features are correct and conforming to the specification. This paper focuses on building a Validation and Verification testsuite that will test and present results for several offloading features implemented in compilers such as Clang, IBM XL C/C++, CCE, and GCC. We have results for our testsuite on TITAN, Summitdev and Summit at the Oak Ridge National Lab. We will highlight some of the ambiguities we encountered in the process of validating and verifying feature implementations. We also make the testsuite available for anyone to use and will walk the readers through the infrastructure and the workflow of the testsuite. A website has been built to capture our efforts narrated in this paper