Leading Intel Engineers Author New Elsevier Book on Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor High Performance Programming

Book offers insight into code development for Intel MIC architecture-based products

Waltham, MA, March 28, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the release of Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor High Performance Programming (ISBN: 9780124104143), a book authored by two Intel evangelists, Jim Jeffers and James Reinders. The book has also been selected for Intel’s Recommended Reading List, a prestigious industry resource for the most pertinent technical books for professional developers.

“Continuing education is critical to developers of products that incorporate the latest technologies. Based on increasing requests from the worldwide developer community, Intel has assembled a list of the books that complement the industry’s most important technical topics which now includes the new Jeffers and Reinders book, Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor High Performance Programming,” explained Javier Leija, Manager of Industry Education, Intel Corporation.

The book benefits software engineers, scientific researchers, and high performance and supercomputing developers in need of high-performance computing resources, by:

  • Providing a guide to exploiting the parallel power of the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor for high-performance computing
  • Presenting best practices for portable, high-performance computing and a familiar and proven threaded, scalar-vector programming model
  • Including simple but informative code examples that explain the unique aspects of this new highly parallel and high performance computational product
  • Covering wide vectors, many cores, many threads and high bandwidth cache/memory architecture.

This announcement coincides with the formal dedication of the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in Austin, TX which is currently ranked number seven on the list of Top 500 supercomputers, with over 6400 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Jeffers and Reinders have today committed several hundred books to support TACC’s training efforts for Stampede.

The book, published by Elsevier under the Morgan Kaufmann imprint, is available electronically and in print and can be purchased on the Elsevier Store, as well as on ScienceDirect.

Other books on Intel’s Recommended Reading List published under Elsevier‘s Morgan Kaufmann and Newnes imprints include:

Programming Massively Parallel Processors
By David Kirk and Wen-mei Hwu

Structured Parallel Programming: Patterns for Efficient Computation
By Michael McCool, James Reinders and Arch Robison

Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach
By John Hennessy and David Patterson

An Introduction to Parallel Programming
By Peter Pacheco

Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP
By Jean-Philippe Vasseur and Adam Dunkels

Embedded Systems Design with Platform FPGAs
By Ronald Sass and Andrew Schmidt

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About Intel’s Recommended Reading List
Intel’s Recommended Reading List is a valuable resource for technical professionals who want to thoroughly explore the latest hot topics on computer system design, programming, IT best practices, and more. These books are produced by leading publishers around the world. This is the most comprehensive reading list available for professional computer developers. Dozens of industry technologists, corporate fellows, and engineers have helped by suggesting books and reviewing the list. Learn more about how Intel’s Recommended Reading List can help accelerate your development process at http://noggin.intel.com/rr/.

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