Parallel Computing Works!

Parallel Computing Works!

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A clear illustration of how parallel computers can be successfully applied to large-scale scientific computations. This book demonstrates how a variety of applications in physics, biology, mathematics and other sciences were implemented on real parallel computers to produce new scientific results. It investigates issues of fine-grained parallelism relevant for future supercomputers with particular emphasis on hypercube architecture.

The authors describe how they used an experimental approach to configure different massively parallel machines, design and implement basic system software, and develop algorithms for frequently used mathematical computations. They also devise performance models, measure the performance characteristics of several computers, and create a high-performance computing facility based exclusively on parallel computers. By addressing all issues involved in scientific problem solving, Parallel Computing
provides valuable insight into computational science for large-scale parallel architectures. For those in the sciences, the findings reveal the usefulness of an important experimental tool. Anyone in supercomputing and related computational fields will gain a new perspective on the potential contributions of parallelism. Includes over 30 full-color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558602533
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 05/15/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 977
Product dimensions: 7.61(w) x 9.54(h) x 2.12(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey Fox is a Distinguished Professor of Informatics, Computing and Physics and Associate Dean of Graduate studies and Research in the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University. He has taught and led many research groups at Caltech and Syracuse University, previously. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, U.K. Fox is well known for his comprehensive work and extensive publications in parallel architecture, distributed programming, grid computing, web services, and Internet applications. His book on Grid Computing (coauthored with F. Berman and Tony Hey) is widely used by the research community. He has produced over 60 Ph.D. students in physics, computer science and engineering over the years.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Technical Backdrop
3. A Methodology for Computation
4 Synchronous Applications I
5 Express and CrOS
6 Synchronous Applications II
7 Independent Parallelism
8 Full Matrix Algorithms
9 Loosely Synchronous Problems
10 DIME Programming Environment
11 Load Balancing and Optimization
12 Irregular LS Problems
13 Data Parallel C and Fortran
14 Asynchronous Applications
15 High-Level Asynchronous Software
16 The Zipcode Message-Passing System
17 MOVIE 18 Simulation and Analysis
20 Computational Science

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