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Designing and Building Parallel Programs: Concepts and Tools for Parallel Software Engineering Paperback – February 10, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0201575941 ISBN-10: 0201575949 Edition: 1st
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From the Back Cover

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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About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (February 10, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201575949
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201575941
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,939,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 1998
Format: Paperback
A good book for people new to parallel concepts. Good discussion of parallel concepts and current parallel tools. Easy to read.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fares Fraij on October 9, 2003
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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.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike on February 21, 2012
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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.
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 5, 1999
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I enjoyed this book a great deal. The concepts and rational for parallel design are well covered.
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3 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 6, 2003
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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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