Designing and Building Parallel Programs
by Ian Foster
Publisher: Addison Wesley 1995
Number of pages: 430
Designing and Building Parallel Programs is a book for students and professionals who need to know how to write parallel programs. It is neither a programming language manual nor an academic treatise on algorithms. Instead, it approaches parallel programming as an engineering activity, in which programs are developed in a methodical fashion and both cost and performance are considered at each stage in a design. It is intended as both an introduction to parallel programming and a practitioner's guide for programmers, engineers, and scientists developing programs for parallel and distributed computer systems.
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by Norm Matloff - University of California, Davis
This book is aimed more on the practical end of things, real code is featured throughout. The emphasis is on clarity of the techniques and languages used. It is assumed that the student is reasonably adept in programming and linear algebra.
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Vector Models for Data-Parallel Computing describes a model of parallelism that extends and formalizes the Data-Parallel model on which the Connection Machine and other supercomputers are based. It presents many algorithms based on the model.
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