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Designing and Building Parallel Programs: Concepts and Tools for Parallel Software Engineering (Literature and Philosophy) [Paperback]

Ian Foster

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31 Jan 1995 0201575949 978-0201575941 1

In this book, Foster builds actual applications programs used to solve real engineering problems in a variety of disciplines while using the parallel computing platform, the platform of choice within the commercial world. Parallel computing-once found only in academic/research environments-is now becoming the computing platform of choice in a wide range of disciplines within the academic and commercial world. This text introduces the parallel paradigm, introduces tools of parallel programming through a variety of programming languages, and concludes by detailing actual applications examples from engineering, scientific and financial viewpoints.


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This is an introduction to parallel processing intended for junior, senior and graduate level courses. Foster builds actual applications programs and uses them to solve actual engineering problems in a variety of disciplines.

Parallel computing, once found only in academic/research environments is now becoming the computing platform of choice in a wide range of disciplines within the academic and commercial world. Engineering solutions are now primarily created on machines capable of parallel processing and scientific advances are more and more a result of the power and flexibility of the parallel paradigm.

This book is a guide to a larger resource accessible via the Internet: The Mosaic Guide to Designing and Building Parallel Programs.



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I hold positions as Scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. I lead computer science projects developing parallel languages and tools and a computational science effort developing parallel climate models. My major research interests are in various aspects of parallel and distributed computing: algorithms, languages, tools. Recently, I've been working on the techniques required to integrate high-performance computing into large-scale internetworked environments.

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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book for beginners 17 Oct 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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A good book for people new to parallel concepts. Good discussion of parallel concepts and current parallel tools. Easy to read.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book 9 Oct 2003
By Fares Fraij - Published on Amazon.com
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It is one of the books I love. It is easy to read and provide a good background about parallel programs' design.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The "new" book that wasn't 21 Feb 2012
By Mike - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book's information is good -- I knew it would be.
But, I paid for a New book. What I got was a Used book
full of someone else's pencil marks. Did you think I wouldn't
notice all those pencil marks? Or, did you think I would
forget that I had paid the New price?

Nice job wringing a little extra money out of me.
3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading 6 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed this book a great deal. The concepts and rational for parallel design are well covered.
3 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Libro de texto 6 Mar 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
El libro está muy bien como libro de texto de alguna asignatura de software paralelo. Está dividido en dos partes, teoria, y herramientas. La parte de teoria esta realmente bien (5 estrellas). Explica las diferentes partes del diseño y construcción de software paralelo, basandose en la metodologia PCAM.
La parte de erramientas está totalmente desfasada (2 estrellas) muestra herramientas que ya hace tiempo que dejaron de existir, CCC o PVM. No contempla nuevas herramientas de software paralelo como OpenMP y similares. Únicamente el tema de MPI y HPF estan bien, pero no como libro de consulta, sinó más bien como introducción.
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