Parallel Computing: Theory and Comparisons

Parallel Computing: Theory and Comparisons


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Parallel Computing: Theory and Comparisons by G. Jack Lipovski, Miroslaw Malek

Offers an approach to understanding the principles of parallel computing, derived from the authors' experience in building the Texas Reconfigurable Array Computer (TRAC). Provides the principles for the analysis and comparison of parallel computers. Stresses two main ideas: an extension of the time-space product for measuring performance of a system and a graph-theoretical definition of interconnection networks. Presents these two ideas as the theoretical basis for comparing parallel computers and then applies them to TRAC and other parallel computers to illustrate the machines' utility. Analyzes the design of parallel computers by evaluating the essence of their architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471822622
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/14/1987
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Computer Architecture.

Computational Energy and Efficiency.

Inductive Architectures and Procedures.

Elementary Graphs and Their Relation to Switches.

Banyan and Related Graphs and Networks.

Reliability, Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerance.

The Texas Reconfigurable Array Computer.

The Design of TRAC.

Induction Properties of Other Research Machines.

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