EPCC OpenMP micro-benchmark suite

These microbenchmarks are intended to measure the overheads of synchronisation, loop scheduling and array operations in the OpenMP runtime library.



Compiling and Running

Related Publications

J. M. Bull, Measuring Synchronisation and Scheduling Overheads in OpenMP, Proceedings of the First European Workshop on OpenMP, Lund, Sweden, 1999, pp 99–105. pdf

J. M. Bull and D. O’Neill, A microbenchmark suite for OpenMP 2.0,  SIGARCH Comput. Archit. News, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 41–48, 2001. pdf

J. M. Bull, F. Reid and N. McDonnell, A microbenchmark suite for OpenMP tasks, in Proceedings of the 8th international conference on OpenMP in a Heterogeneous World (IWOMP '12) pp. 271-274, 2012 pdf


Current versions are 3.0 for C and 2.0 for Fortran


​This code is provided under the Apache Licence, Version 2.0


Mark Bull 

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