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6.1.17 OpenACC

OpenACC is an application programming interface (API) that supports offloading of code to accelerator devices. It consists of a set of compiler directives, library routines, and environment variables that influence run-time behavior.

GNU Fortran strives to be compatible to the OpenACC Application Programming Interface v2.0.

To enable the processing of the OpenACC directive !$acc in free-form source code; the c$acc, *$acc and !$acc directives in fixed form; the !$ conditional compilation sentinels in free form; and the c$, *$ and !$ sentinels in fixed form, gfortran needs to be invoked with the -fopenacc. This also arranges for automatic linking of the GNU Offloading and Multi Processing Runtime Library libgomp.

The OpenACC Fortran runtime library routines are provided both in a form of a Fortran 90 module named openacc and in a form of a Fortran include file named openacc_lib.h.

Note that this is an experimental feature, incomplete, and subject to change in future versions of GCC. See for more information.