Development activity of OpenMP support in clang/llvm compiler has moved to www.llvm.org. Please get OpenMP-enabled clang (OpenMP 3.1 is fully supported in clang/llvm 3.7) and contribute to its further development there. This web-site is maintained for archival purposes only.
The OpenMP (Open Multi-Processing) specification is a standard for a set of compiler directives, library routines, and environment variables that can be used to specify shared memory parallelism in Fortran and C/C++ programs.
November 27, 2015 - Further development of OpenMP support in clang/llvm compiler moved to www.llvm.org.
This site is maintained for archival purposes only. Thank you to everyone who contributed all these years!
September 9, 2014 - Upgrade to clang/LLVM 3.5, updated link to LLVM OpenMP library.
June 10, 2014 - Initial support of
omp teams distribute [simd],
target teams distribute [simd],
omp teams distribute
parallel for [simd]and
omp target teams distribute
parallel for [simd] directives (just parsing and semantic
June 9, 2014 - Initial support of
omp target data,
omp target teams directives
(just parsing and semantic analysis).
May 6, 2014 - Initial support of
omp target, teams, distribute,
distribute simd, distribute for, distribute parallel for, distribute
parallel for simd and
omp declare targetdirectives
(no actual offloading, just parsing and semantic analysis).
April 11, 2014 - Added support of
omp cancel and
March 14, 2014 - Added support of
depend clause in
taskdirective, support for
omp parallel for simd
February 6, 2014 - Upgrade to clang/llvm 3.4.
December 6, 2013 - Added support of variable length arrays in OpenMP constructs.
November 25, 2013 - Added support of
declare reduction directives.
September 27, 2013 - Added support of
August 23, 2013 - Initial release.
$ git clone https://github.com/clang-omp/llvm $ git clone https://github.com/clang-omp/compiler-rt llvm/projects/compiler-rt $ git clone -b clang-omp https://github.com/clang-omp/clang llvm/tools/clang
Also you can try to use trunk-based version of the compiler (supported by Hal Finkel)
$ git clone https://github.com/clang-omp/llvm_trunk llvm $ git clone https://github.com/clang-omp/compiler-rt_trunk llvm/projects/compiler-rt $ git clone https://github.com/clang-omp/clang_trunk llvm/tools/clang
To build clang with OpenMP support just follow the clang/LLVM
compiler's standard build procedure (see Getting
Started: Building and Running Clang).
To use the newly installed compiler, add the following to your environment. On Mac OS X, replace LD_LIBRARY_PATH with DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH.
export PATH=/install/prefix/bin:$PATH export C_INCLUDE_PATH=/install/prefix/include:<OpenMP include path>:$C_INCLUDE_PATH export CPLUS_INCLUDE_PATH=/install/prefix/include:<OpenMP include path>:$CPLUS_INCLUDE_PATH export LIBRARY_PATH=/install/prefix/lib:<OpenMP library path>:$LIBRARY_PATH export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/install/prefix/lib:<OpenMP library path>:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
When you build a program that uses OpenMP directives, add the following options to enable OpenMP support and link to the runtime library.
- Install clang-omp using homebrew:
brew install llvm.
- Add llvm binaries to your path using :
echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/llvm/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bash_profile.
- Create a new Xcode project.
- Under Build Settings
- Add a new user-defined setting CC
with the value
-fopenmpto Other C Flags
/usr/local/includeto Header Search Paths
- Add a new user-defined setting CC with the value
- Under Build Phases
/usr/local/lib/libiomp5.dylibto Link Binary With Libraries
#include <libiomp/omp.h>and start using
#pragma omp ...in your source code.
Confirm that the compiler is working correctly by saving the above code to a file.
$ clang -fopenmp hello.c -o hello $ ./hello
Compilation should proceed with no errors or warnings.
Execute the output
./hello. You should see more than
one “Hello” line with different thread numbers. Note that the lines
may be mixed together. If you see only one, try setting the
environment variable OMP_NUM_THREADS
to some number (say 4) and try again.
If you would like to see performance impact, you can try to compile and execute a more complex example Matrices Multiplication.
We welcome contributions of all kinds: patches, code reviews, testing and bug reports.
However, as any other open source project, we have to maintain some level of control to prevent complete chaos and keep a single architectural direction. You can send your patches here for review and commit; also, we are very open with granting commit access rights to recognized members of Clang/LLVM community.
We plan eventually to contribute this OpenMP implementation to the Clang trunk, where it will be governed by existing Clang/LLVM community development policies.
Full support for OpenMP 3.1 and most of OpenMP 4.0 features (except for offloading) are implemented. This implementation relies on the Intel OpenMP API, and should be used along with Intel® OpenMP* Runtime Library that supports that API (available from www.openmprtl.org).
The following openly available OpenMP test suites pass:
- OpenMP Validation Suite by OpenUH Research Compiler - passed 119 tests of 123.
OS: Linux or Mac OS X
Architecture: x86, x86-64, PowerPC, Arm
Please note that this is a preliminary version. While everything is carefully tested and works fine, there are known internal design quality issues. We plan to refactor some parts of the code before submitting them to Clang trunk. And yes, any help with this would be appreciated!
Among known design issues are:
- Combined constructs (
#pragma omp parallel forand
#pragma omp parallel sections). Currently these constructs are represented as a pair of
#pragma omp paralleland
#pragma omp for/sectionsconstructs. This solution leads to ugly representation in AST because of the troubles with the variables capturing.
- Calculation of iteration indices for
#pragma omp foris not quite optimal. AST representation of this construct also is not very good and should be re-designed.
- Analysis of atomic constructs and loops should be reworked for better diagnostics and readability.
- Experimental "check" clause for "parallel for" pragma by Luis Felipe Mattos and Juan Salamanca from UNICAMP (Brazil).
LLVM, Clang, and Compiler-rt are distributed under LLVM's the University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License. In addition to the "UIUC" BSD-Style license license, the runtime library component of LLVM (Compiler_rt) is also licensed under the MIT License. For details, including information about third-party components, see LICENSE.txt in the code repositories.
If you would like to report a bug, or make a feature request, you can submit an issue in Github here.