Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing by David Padua

By David Padua

Containing over three hundred entries in an A-Z structure, the Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing offers effortless, intuitive entry to appropriate details for pros and researchers seeking entry to any element in the wide box of parallel computing. subject matters for this accomplished reference have been chosen, written, and peer-reviewed by way of a world pool of distinctive researchers within the field.  The Encyclopedia is huge in scope, overlaying computer association, programming languages, algorithms, and applications.  inside of each one quarter, suggestions, designs, and particular implementations are presented.  The highly-structured essays during this paintings contain synonyms, a definition and dialogue of the subject, bibliographies, and hyperlinks to comparable literature. broad cross-references to different entries in the Encyclopedia help effective, common searchers for fast entry to helpful info.  Key techniques offered within the Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing contain; legislation and metrics; particular numerical and non-numerical algorithms; asynchronous algorithms; libraries of subroutines; benchmark suites;  purposes; sequential consistency and cache coherency; computer periods resembling clusters, shared-memory multiprocessors, special-purpose machines and dataflow machines; particular machines equivalent to Cray supercomputers, IBM’s mobilephone processor and Intel’s multicore machines; race detection and vehicle parallelization; parallel programming languages, synchronization primitives, collective operations, message passing libraries, checkpointing, and working systems.   Topics lined: Speedup, potency, Isoefficiency, Redundancy, Amdahls legislation, laptop structure thoughts, Parallel computing device Designs, Benmarks, Parallel Programming options & layout, Algorithms, Parallel functions.  This authoritative reference might be released in codecs: print and online.  the net variation good points links to cross-references and to extra major study.  Related Subjects:  supercomputing, high-performance computing, disbursed computing

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SHAW D. E. Shaw Research New York, NY USA and Columbia University New York, NY USA JAMES L. SCHWARZMEIER Cray Inc. Chippewa Falls, WI USA XIAOWEI SHEN IBM Research Armonk, NY USA List of Contributors SAMEER SHENDE University of Oregon Eugene, OR USA EDGAR SOLOMONIK University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, CA USA GALEN M. SHIPMAN Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN USA MATTHEW SOTTILE Galois, Inc. Portland, OR USA HOWARD JAY SIEGEL Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO USA M’HAMED SOULI Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille Villeneuve d’Ascq cédex France DANIEL P.

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