Is OpenMP built on pthreads?

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Is OpenMP built on pthreads?

Postby mechapple » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:57 pm

I was wondering if OpenMP has been developed over pthreads. I have received fairly mixed answers over the internet, so I was wondering if the forum could clarify this.
I'm not even sure if I'm asking the question in the best way possible.
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Re: Is OpenMP built on pthreads?

Postby MarkB » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:11 am

There have been a few open source implementations of OpenMP built on top of pthreads, notably OpenUH and Omni

Commercial implementations of OpenMP typically don't use pthreads, but are built directly on top of whatever thread library the target OS supplies.
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