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The OMP_NUM_THREADS environment variable sets the default number of threads to use during execution, unless that number is explicitly changed by calling the omp_set_num_threads library routine or by an explicit num_threads clause on a parallel directive.

The value of the OMP_NUM_THREADS environment variable must be a positive integer. Its effect depends upon whether dynamic adjustment of the number of threads is enabled. For a comprehensive set of rules about the interaction between the OMP_NUM_THREADS environment variable and dynamic adjustment of threads, see Section 2.3 on page 8.

If no value is specified for the OMP_NUM_THREADS environment variable, or if the value specified is not a positive integer, or if the value is greater than the maximum number of threads the system can support, the number of threads to use is implementation-defined.



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