January 23, 2017 Mark Funk
For a long time now, researchers have been working on automating the process of breaking up otherwise single-threaded code to run on multiple processors by way of multiple threads. Results, although occasionally successful, eluded anything approaching a unified theory of everything.
Still, there appears to be some interesting success via OpenMP. The good thing about OpenMP is that its developers realized that what is really necessary is for the C or Fortran programmer to provide just enough hints to the compiler that say “Hey, this otherwise single-threaded loop, this sequence of code, might benefit from being split amongst multiple …Read more