Chapter 3. Programming Tools for OpenACC

Robert Dietrich, Technische Universität Dresden Sameer Shende, ParaTools/University of Oregon

Software tools can significantly improve the application development process. With the spread of GPU-accelerated systems and OpenACC programs, a variety of development tools are now available, including code editors, compilers, debuggers, and performance analysis tools.

A proper code editor with syntax highlighting or an integrated development environment (IDE) helps spot syntax errors. Compilers print error messages in case of nonconforming or erroneous source code. Typically, they also provide the option to print additional information on the compilation process, such as the implementation of OpenACC directives. ...

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