Parallel Computing

Parallel Computing

First published on January 1, 1995

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  • Author: Eduard Lafferty
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780815513292
  • eBook ISBN: 9781437744934

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Parallel Computing

Table of Contents


  • 1. Introduction

    2. Machine Architectures

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Multiple Instruction Stream, Multiple Data Stream Machines

    Shared Memory

    Distributed Memory

    2.3 Single Instruction Stream, Multiple Data Stream Machines

    2.4 Networks of Machines

    2.5 Parallelism Within Processors

    3. Languages for Parallel Computers

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Synchronization Operations and Methods

    3.3 Established Languages

    Compilers

    Annotations

    Extensions

    Library Calls

    Summary

    3.4 New Languages and Paradigms

    3.5 Data Flow Languages

    Tutorial

    Availability

    Applications

    Summary

    3.6 Linda

    Tutorial

    Availability

    Applications

    Summary

    3.7 Ada

    Tutorial

    Availability

    Applications

    Summary

    3.8 Object-Oriented Languages

    Tutorial

    Availability

    Applications

    Summary

    4. Performance Considerations

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Performance Criteria

    Peak Speed

    Number of Processors

    Communication Bandwidth

    Load Balancing

    Memory and Storage Considerations

    Scalability

    Software Environment

    4.3 Comparing Machines

    Peak versus Sustained Speed

    Speedup/Efficiency

    Benchmarks

    5. Summary and Perspectives

    List of References

    BIbliography

    Appendix A: Descriptions of Individual Machines

    Appendix B: Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations






Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1995
  • Published: January 1, 1995
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780815513292
  • eBook ISBN: 9781437744934

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Eduard Lafferty

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