This accessible text covers the techniques of parallel programming in a practical manner that enables readers to write and evaluate their parallel programs. Supported by the National Science Foundation and exhaustively class-tested, it is the first text of its kind that does not require access to a special multiprocessor system, concentrating instead on parallel programs that can be executed on networked computers using freely available parallel software tools.The book covers the timely topic of cluster programming, interesting to many programmers due to the recent availability of low-cost computers. Uses MPI pseudocodes to describe algorithms and allows different programming tools to be implemented, and provides readers with thorough coverage of shared memory programming, including Pthreads and OpenMP.Useful as a professional reference for programmers and system administrators.Barry Wilkinson is the author of 'Parallel Programming: Techniques and Applications Using Networked Workstations and Parallel Computers (2nd Edition)', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131405639 and ISBN 0131405632.
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