[llvm-dev] [Openmp-dev] [cfe-dev] RFC: Proposing an LLVM subproject for parallelism runtime and support libraries

C Bergström via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Jun 1 09:06:39 PDT 2016

On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 12:04 AM, Mehdi Amini <mehdi.amini at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 1, 2016, at 8:29 AM, C Bergström <cbergstrom at pathscale.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 11:21 PM, Mehdi Amini <mehdi.amini at apple.com> wrote:
>>>> On Jun 1, 2016, at 7:42 AM, C Bergström via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>>>> I still don't see why
>>>> they can't fork it on github or create a project to let it bake and
>>>> get some users or traction.
>>> The intent may be that instead of creating a separate community of users, it'd create its community inside the llvm projects community. That looks like a nice "feature" long term.
>>> Cost/benefit: cost is not really existent, potential benefits are interesting.
>> Not true - the cost isn't zero.
>> Of the top of my head...
>> #1 The project will mix and blend with other programming models - The
>> shared runtime should cover all the popular stuff and "this"
> True, but I see it as a positive things: the runtime will be designed in a way more generic/capable.
> Also, it means that we gets the SE authors/maintainers to contribute to the runtime (otherwise the projects is dead and can be ditched), making the runtime more "alive".

What runtime? So far I haven't seen anything tangible in terms of them
designing things to be portable. It's all glued to what they have now.
They should care about this regardless of if the project is accepted,
right? They can go give feedback to OpenMP offloading now.. I did..

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