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 G.C. Fox, R.D. Williams, P.C. Messina - Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
A clear illustration of how parallel computers can be successfully applied to large-scale scientific computations. The book demonstrates how various applications in physics, biology and other sciences were implemented on real parallel computers.
by Sabu M. Thampi - arXiv
An overview of distributed computing systems. The definition, architecture, characteristics of distributed systems and the various fallacies are discussed. Finally, discusses client/server computing, World Wide Web and types of distributed systems.
by C. Bischof, at al. - John von Neumann Institute for Computing
The book gives an overview of the developments, applications and future trends in high performance computing for all platforms. It addresses all aspects of parallel computing, including applications, hardware and software technologies.
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.