Is this the right way to link a host with Thrust/OpenMP backend with device and Thrust/CUDA? How about two different backends of OpenMP and CUDA?

So, I have had something working, which I want to make sure that it would be the right way to do it.

The first case, I am trying to use OpenMP for Host and CUDA for Device. This is my file system:


Inside Makefile:

main_objects = main.o
host_objects = host.o
device_objects = device.o

all: $(main_objects) $(host_objects) $(device_objects)
        g++ -O3 -fopenmp $(main_objects) $(host_objects) $(device_objects) -L/usr/local/cuda/lib64 -lcudart -o main

$(main_objects): $(main_objects:.o=.cpp)
        g++ -O3 -I/usr/local/cuda/include -c $< -o $@

$(host_objects): $(host_objects:.o=.cpp)
        g++ -O3 -DTHRUST_HOST_SYSTEM=THRUST_HOST_SYSTEM_OMP -fopenmp -c $< -o $@

$(device_objects): $(

        rm -f *.o main

And then, main.cpp

#include <thrust/host_vector.h>
#include <thrust/sort.h>
#include <cstdlib>
#include <iostream>
#include <iterator>

// defines the function prototype
#include "device.h"
#include "host.h"

int main(void)
    // generate 20 random numbers on the host
    thrust::host_vector<int> h_vec(20);

    // interface to CUDA code

    // print sorted array
    thrust::copy(h_vec.begin(), h_vec.end(), std::ostream_iterator<int>(std::cout, "\n"));

    return 0;

Inside host.h:

#include <thrust/host_vector.h>

// function prototype
void generate_on_host(thrust::host_vector<int>& h);

And host.cpp:

#include "host.h"

#include <thrust/random.h>
#include <thrust/generate.h>

// function prototype
void generate_on_host(thrust::host_vector<int>& h)
  thrust::default_random_engine rng;
  thrust::generate(h.begin(), h.end(), rng);

Then, inside device.h:

#pragma once

#include <thrust/host_vector.h>

// function prototype
void sort_on_device(thrust::host_vector<int>& V);


#include <thrust/sort.h>
#include <thrust/device_vector.h>
#include <thrust/copy.h>

#include "device.h"

void sort_on_device(thrust::host_vector<int>& h_vec)
    // transfer data to the device
    thrust::device_vector<int> d_vec = h_vec;

    // sort data on the device
    thrust::sort(d_vec.begin(), d_vec.end());
    // transfer data back to host
    thrust::copy(d_vec.begin(), d_vec.end(), h_vec.begin());

Everything compiles and execute nicely, so I just want a word of reassurance that I am not practicing any form of dark magic here…

And if I am to use two separate backend, thrust::omp::vector and thrust::cuda::vector, in say, two different files device_omp.cpp and, is the way they are linked inside Makefile correct? Except you have to use both -DTHRUST_DEVICE_BACKEND=THRUST_DEVICE_SYSTEM_OMP/CUDA for either of them.