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The POST Project - Project Work Plan

Workpackage leaders are shown in bold.


Deliverables are private to the project partners.

WP1 : Installation and evaluation of tools

Participants: Battelle, All

This workpackage provides a basis for other activities of the project by ensuring that the project application development tool is installed at each partner site and by guaranteeing that the necessary support is provided by the tool vendor and developers in the project. It further installs new functionality developed within the project when available.


WP2 : Application development

Participants: Technikum Joanneum + KTM, ICASE, QSW, Southampton

The objective of this workpackage is for the three end users to use FORESYS and successive prototypes of the OpenMP environment to develop shared memory or parallel versions of their applications.


  • D2.1 : Application port specification
  • D2.2 : User requirement report (gzipped tar file)
  • D2.3 : Application ported to OpenMP

WP3 : FORESYS adaption

Participants: SIMULOG, Southampton

The existing parallelizing module in FORESYS was initially targeted at HPF. As such it always exposed all available parallelism in the generated code, and made use of array syntax and FORALL loops. This workpackage will use all the analysis, and much of the code generation for automatic parallelisation, to provide OpenMP functionality in the FORESYS tool.


WP4 : Automatic parallelisation guidance

Participants: Southampton University, ICASE, SIMULOG

This workpackage develops and realises a guidance strategy which will advise and support the user and the system to create an OpenMP program for an SMP or NUMA architecture. It will make use of the data dependence analysis and graphical interface to display the proposed program structure within the call graph and program flow graph.


WP5 : OpenMP for large-scale platforms and liaison with OpenMP consortium

Participants: QSW, Southampton, ICASE, SIMULOG

This workpackage is dedicated to the requirements of distributed memory systems which have SMP nodes, and of large-scale low-latency systems such as the Origin 2000. OpenMP is suitable for programming the individual nodes of such hybrid machines, but cannot generally provide scalable performance across nodes of such systems as IBM's SP2, QSW's CS-3, or clusters of SMP workstations. It is suitable for moderate numbers of nodes of systems such as the Origin, but does not scale well to large platforms. OpenMP may clearly be used together with MPI in order to enable effective OpenMP programming on larger NUMA architectures.


  • D5.1 : Report on benchmarks
  • D5.2 : Report on extending OpenMP for hybrid parallelism

WP6 : Dissemination

Participants: Southampton University, All

The project results will be displayed and demonstrated in an international exhibition, and this workpackage will also support the efforts of the "HPF and OpenMP" Special Interest Group of the Eurotools project, which is led by a member of the POST consortium.

Application developers will present their results at domain specific conferences and events, in particular in the automotive industry.


  • D6.1 : First version of project homepage
  • D6.2 : Report of dissemination activities

WP7 : Management

Participant: SIMULOG

In order to maintain a high degree of flexibility in project management, and ensure sufficient control, the following project management organisation has been decided. The management at the Workpackage level is achieved by the WP leader. The general management activities are taken in charge by SIMULOG (coordinator of the project). SIMULOG has a large experience in management of European projects.


  • D7.1 : Progress and management reports M6
  • D7.2 : Progress and management reports M12
  • D7.3 : Progress and management reports M18
  • D7.4 : Final Public Report

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