Lectures in Parallel Computation

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This book contains collected lectures given at the 1990 ALCOM Spring School of Parallel Computation. The motivation for the school was to provide an introduction for graduate students to topics at the leading edge of research in this very active area of computer science. Topics covered include PRAM algorithmics, general purpose computation, systolic and distributed algorithms, distributed memory models, as well as issues from practical parallel computation. The papers by some of the leading figures in this field have been carefully edited to make a coherent and unique introduction to the state of the art in concurrent computing.

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"...of most interest to advanced computer scientists (for whom it could be a very good reference)..could be used for self-instruction, or as a text-book for an advanced graduate course...a must for theoretical computer scientists whose interests are in the foundations of parallel computing." IEEE Parallel & Distributed Technology
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Table of Contents

1. Structural parallel algorithmics Uzi Vishkin; 2. PRAM models and fundamental parallel algorithmic techniques: part I Paul G. Spirakis and Alan Gibbons; 3. PRAM models and fundamental parallel algorithmic techniques: part II Paul G. Spirakis; 4. Efficient parallel graph algorithms Vijaya Ramachandran; 5. Some parallel geometric algorithms Colm O'Dunlaing; 6. Parallel algorithms for string pattern matching Costas S. Iliopoulos; 7. Design of parallel matrix algorithms D. J. Evans; 8. Dependable parallel computing on unreliable parallel machines Z. M. Kedem, K. V. Palem, A. Raghunathan and P. G. Spirakis; 9. P-completeness Jacobo Toran; 10. Introduction to distributed memory models of parallel computation Alan Gibbons; 11. Network orientation Gerard Tel; 12. Special purpose parallel computing W. F. McColl; 13. General purpose parallel computing W. F. McColl; 14. Complexity models for all-purpose parallel computation Andrew Chin; 15. Implementing sparse BLAS primitives on concurrent/vector processors H. A. G. Wijshoff.

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