An Introduction to Parallel Programming explains how to design, debug, and evaluate the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs.
Burlington, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 29, 2011
Leveraging advances in software design – cloud, mobile, and parallel/heterogeneous computing – is critical to success. Three new Morgan Kaufmann books provide the tools to design cutting edge systems.
An Introduction to Parallel Programming by Peter Pacheco uses a tutorial approach to show students how to develop effective parallel programs with MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP. The first undergraduate text to directly address compiling and running parallel programs on the new multi-core and cluster architecture, An Introduction to Parallel Programming explains how to design, debug, and evaluate the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs. User-friendly exercises teach students how to compile, run and modify example programs.
Advance Praise for Pacheco’s An Introduction to Parallel Programming
With the coming of multicore processors and the cloud, parallel computing is most certainly not a niche area off in a corner of the computing world. Parallelism has become central to the efficient use of resources, and this new textbook by Peter Pacheco will go a long way toward introducing students early in their academic careers to both the art and practice of parallel computing. -- Duncan Buell, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina
An Introduction to Parallel Programming illustrates fundamental programming principles in the increasingly important area of shared memory programming using Pthreads and OpenMP and distributed memory programming using MPI. More importantly, it emphasizes good programming practices by indicating potential performance pitfalls. These topics are presented in the context of a variety of disciplines including computer science, physics and mathematics. The chapters include numerous programming exercises that range from easy to very challenging. This is an ideal book for students or professionals looking to learn parallel programming skills or to refresh their knowledge. -- Leigh Little, Department of Computational Science, The College at Brockport, The State University of New York
An Introduction to Parallel Programming is a well written, comprehensive book on the field of parallel computing. Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the relevant, up-to-date information. Peter Pacheco’s very accessible writing style combined with numerous interesting examples keeps the reader’s attention. In a field that races forward at a dizzying pace, this book hangs on for the wild ride covering the ins and outs of parallel hardware and software. -- Kathy J. Liszka, Department of Computer Science, University of Akron
Engineering a Compiler, 2nd Edition by Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon is full of technical updates and new material covering the latest developments in compiler technology. In this comprehensive text you will learn important techniques for constructing a modern compiler. Leading educators and researchers Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon combine basic principles with pragmatic insights from their experience building state-of-the-art compilers. They will help you fully understand important techniques such as compilation of imperative and object-oriented languages, construction of static single assignment forms, instruction scheduling, and graph-coloring register allocation.
API Design for C++ by Martin Reddy covers all of the strategies of world-class API development. Martin Reddy draws on over fifteen years of experience in the software industry to offer in-depth discussions of interface design, documentation, testing, and the advanced topics of scripting and plug-in extensibility. Throughout, he focuses on various API styles and patterns that will allow you to produce elegant and durable libraries. With this book, which includes extensive C++ code to illustrate each concept, readers will learn how to design a good API for large-scale long-term projects.