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OpenACC for Programmers: Concepts and Strategies 1st Edition
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The Complete Guide to OpenACC for Massively Parallel Programming
Scientists and technical professionals can use OpenACC to leverage the immense power of modern GPUs without the complexity traditionally associated with programming them. OpenACC™ for Programmers is one of the first comprehensive and practical overviews of OpenACC for massively parallel programming.
This book integrates contributions from 19 leading parallel-programming experts from academia, public research organizations, and industry. The authors and editors explain each key concept behind OpenACC, demonstrate how to use essential OpenACC development tools, and thoroughly explore each OpenACC feature set.
Throughout, you’ll find realistic examples, hands-on exercises, and case studies showcasing the efficient use of OpenACC language constructs. You’ll discover how OpenACC’s language constructs can be translated to maximize application performance, and how its standard interface can target multiple platforms via widely used programming languages.
Each chapter builds on what you’ve already learned, helping you build practical mastery one step at a time, whether you’re a GPU programmer, scientist, engineer, or student. All example code and exercise solutions are available for download at GitHub.
- Discover how OpenACC makes scalable parallel programming easier and more practical
- Walk through the OpenACC spec and learn how OpenACC directive syntax is structured
- Get productive with OpenACC code editors, compilers, debuggers, and performance analysis tools
- Build your first real-world OpenACC programs
- Exploit loop-level parallelism in OpenACC, understand the levels of parallelism available, and maximize accuracy or performance
- Learn how OpenACC programs are compiled
- Master OpenACC programming best practices
- Overcome common performance, portability, and interoperability challenges
- Efficiently distribute tasks across multiple processors
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About the Author
Sunita Chandrasekaran is assistant professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the University of Delaware. Her research interests include exploring the suitability of high-level programming models and runtime systems for HPC and embedded platforms, and migrating scientific applications to heterogeneous computing systems. Dr. Chandrasekaran was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Houston and holds a Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is a member of OpenACC, OpenMP, MCA and SPEC HPG. She has served on the program committees of various conferences and workshops including SC, ISC, ICPP, CCGrid, Cluster, and PACT, and has co-chaired parallel programming workshops co-located with SC, ISC, IPDPS, and SIAM.
Guido Juckeland is head of the Computational Science Group, Department for Information Services and Computing, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, and coordinates the work of the GPU Center of Excellence at Dresden. He and also represents HZDR at the SPEC High Performance Group and OpenACC committee. He received his Ph.D. from Technische Universität Dresden for his work on performance analysis for hardware accelerators. He was a Gordon Bell Award Finalist in 2013. Previously he worked as the IT-architect and post-doctoral researcher for the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) at TU Dresden, Germany. He has served on the program committees of various conferences and workshops, including ISC, EuroPar, CCGrid, ASHES, P^3MA, PMBS, WACCPD, and PACT, and has co-chaired parallel programming workshops co-located with SC.
- Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (September 10, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0134694287
- ISBN-13 : 978-0134694283
- Item Weight : 1.19 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.3 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,664,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2021
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By Edgar H. Sanchez on January 11, 2021
I think that's what happened with this book. It is clear that each of the contributing authors is a world leading expert in his or her field, but the book is not didactic, chapters are short and loosely connected, examples are too few, concepts behind OpenACC are not thoroughly explained. I have been programming in C, C++ and Fortran for 35 years, I have developed a number of MPI programs for industry, academia and as my hobby, but find this book useless to learn the basic concepts of OpenACC. I purchased the book and will keep it as a reference, but am not sure if it will be good even for that because, as I wrote above, concepts are not clearly and thoroughly explained.