Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing

Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing
Author: Sushil K Prasad,Anshul Gupta,Arnold L Rosenberg,Alan Sussman,Charles C Weems
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-09-16
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780128039380

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Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing provides resources and guidance for those learning PDC as well as those teaching students new to the discipline. The pervasiveness of computing devices containing multicore CPUs and GPUs, including home and office PCs, laptops, and mobile devices, is making even common users dependent on parallel processing. Certainly, it is no longer sufficient for even basic programmers to acquire only the traditional sequential programming skills. The preceding trends point to the need for imparting a broad-based skill set in PDC technology. However, the rapid changes in computing hardware platforms and devices, languages, supporting programming environments, and research advances, poses a challenge both for newcomers and seasoned computer scientists. This edited collection has been developed over the past several years in conjunction with the IEEE technical committee on parallel processing (TCPP), which held several workshops and discussions on learning parallel computing and integrating parallel concepts into courses throughout computer science curricula. Contributed and developed by the leading minds in parallel computing research and instruction Provides resources and guidance for those learning PDC as well as those teaching students new to the discipline Succinctly addresses a range of parallel and distributed computing topics Pedagogically designed to ensure understanding by experienced engineers and newcomers Developed over the past several years in conjunction with the IEEE technical committee on parallel processing (TCPP), which held several workshops and discussions on learning parallel computing and integrating parallel concepts

Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing

Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing
Author: Sushil K. Prasad,Anshul Gupta,Arnold Rosenberg,Alan Sussman,Charles Weems
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2018-08-24
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 3319931083

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This book introduces beginning undergraduate students of computing and computational disciplines to modern parallel and distributed programming languages and environments, including map-reduce, general-purpose graphics processing units (GPUs), and graphical user interfaces (GUI) for mobile applications. The book also guides instructors via selected essays on what and how to introduce parallel and distributed computing topics into the undergraduate curricula, including quality criteria for parallel algorithms and programs, scalability, parallel performance, fault tolerance, and energy efficiency analysis. The chapters designed for students serve as supplemental textual material for early computing core courses, which students can use for learning and exercises. The illustrations, examples, and sequences of smaller steps to build larger concepts are also tools that could be inserted into existing instructor material. The chapters intended for instructors are written at a teaching level and serve as a rigorous reference to include learning goals, advice on presentation and use of the material, within early and advanced undergraduate courses. Since Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) now permeates most computing activities, imparting a broad-based skill set in PDC technology at various levels in the undergraduate educational fabric woven by Computer Science (CS) and Computer Engineering (CE) programs as well as related computational disciplines has become essential. This book and others in this series aim to address the need for lack of suitable textbook support for integrating PDC-related topics into undergraduate courses, especially in the early curriculum. The chapters are aligned with the curricular guidelines promulgated by the NSF/IEEE-TCPP Curriculum Initiative on Parallel and Distributed Computing for CS and CE students and with the CS2013 ACM/IEEE Computer Science Curricula.

Parallel and Distributed Computing

Parallel and Distributed Computing
Author: Claudia Leopold
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2001
Genre: Computers
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028653629

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An all-inclusive survey of the fundamentals of parallel and distributed computing. The use of parallel and distributed computing has increased dramatically over the past few years, giving rise to a variety of projects, implementations, and buzzwords surrounding the subject. Although the areas of parallel and distributed computing have traditionally evolved separately, these models have overlapping goals and characteristics. Parallel and Distributed Computing surveys the models and paradigms in this converging area of parallel and distributed computing and considers the diverse approaches within a common text. Covering a comprehensive set of models and paradigms, the material also skims lightly over more specific details and serves as both an introduction and a survey. Novice readers will be able to quickly grasp a balanced overview with the review of central concepts, problems, and ideas, while the more experienced researcher will appreciate the specific comparisons between models, the coherency of the parallel and distributed computing field, and the discussion of less well-known proposals. Other topics covered include: * Data parallelism * Shared-memory programming * Message passing * Client/server computing * Code mobility * Coordination, object-oriented, high-level, and abstract models * And much more Parallel and Distributed Computing is a perfect tool for students and can be used as a foundation for parallel and distributed computing courses. Application developers will find this book helpful to get an overview before choosing a particular programming style to study in depth, and researchers and programmers will appreciate the wealth of information concerning the various areas of parallel and distributed computing.

Distributed Computing

Distributed Computing
Author: Hagit Attiya,Jennifer Welch
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2004-03-25
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 0471453242

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* Comprehensive introduction to the fundamental results in the mathematical foundations of distributed computing * Accompanied by supporting material, such as lecture notes and solutions for selected exercises * Each chapter ends with bibliographical notes and a set of exercises * Covers the fundamental models, issues and techniques, and features some of the more advanced topics

Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing

Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing
Author: Sushil K. Prasad,Anshul Gupta,Arnold Rosenberg,Alan Sussman,Charles Weems
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2018-09-29
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783319931098

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This book introduces beginning undergraduate students of computing and computational disciplines to modern parallel and distributed programming languages and environments, including map-reduce, general-purpose graphics processing units (GPUs), and graphical user interfaces (GUI) for mobile applications. The book also guides instructors via selected essays on what and how to introduce parallel and distributed computing topics into the undergraduate curricula, including quality criteria for parallel algorithms and programs, scalability, parallel performance, fault tolerance, and energy efficiency analysis. The chapters designed for students serve as supplemental textual material for early computing core courses, which students can use for learning and exercises. The illustrations, examples, and sequences of smaller steps to build larger concepts are also tools that could be inserted into existing instructor material. The chapters intended for instructors are written at a teaching level and serve as a rigorous reference to include learning goals, advice on presentation and use of the material, within early and advanced undergraduate courses. Since Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) now permeates most computing activities, imparting a broad-based skill set in PDC technology at various levels in the undergraduate educational fabric woven by Computer Science (CS) and Computer Engineering (CE) programs as well as related computational disciplines has become essential. This book and others in this series aim to address the need for lack of suitable textbook support for integrating PDC-related topics into undergraduate courses, especially in the early curriculum. The chapters are aligned with the curricular guidelines promulgated by the NSF/IEEE-TCPP Curriculum Initiative on Parallel and Distributed Computing for CS and CE students and with the CS2013 ACM/IEEE Computer Science Curricula.

Distributed and Cloud Computing

Distributed and Cloud Computing
Author: Kai Hwang,Jack Dongarra,Geoffrey C. Fox
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2013-12-18
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780128002049

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Distributed and Cloud Computing: From Parallel Processing to the Internet of Things offers complete coverage of modern distributed computing technology including clusters, the grid, service-oriented architecture, massively parallel processors, peer-to-peer networking, and cloud computing. It is the first modern, up-to-date distributed systems textbook; it explains how to create high-performance, scalable, reliable systems, exposing the design principles, architecture, and innovative applications of parallel, distributed, and cloud computing systems. Topics covered by this book include: facilitating management, debugging, migration, and disaster recovery through virtualization; clustered systems for research or ecommerce applications; designing systems as web services; and social networking systems using peer-to-peer computing. The principles of cloud computing are discussed using examples from open-source and commercial applications, along with case studies from the leading distributed computing vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Each chapter includes exercises and further reading, with lecture slides and more available online. This book will be ideal for students taking a distributed systems or distributed computing class, as well as for professional system designers and engineers looking for a reference to the latest distributed technologies including cloud, P2P and grid computing. Complete coverage of modern distributed computing technology including clusters, the grid, service-oriented architecture, massively parallel processors, peer-to-peer networking, and cloud computing Includes case studies from the leading distributed computing vendors: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and more Explains how to use virtualization to facilitate management, debugging, migration, and disaster recovery Designed for undergraduate or graduate students taking a distributed systems course—each chapter includes exercises and further reading, with lecture slides and more available online

Solutions to Parallel and Distributed Computing Problems

Solutions to Parallel and Distributed Computing Problems
Author: Albert Y. Zomaya,Fikret Ercal,Stephan Olariu
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2000-11-14
Genre: Computers
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028662323

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Solving problems in parallel and distributed computing through the use of bioinspired techniques. Recent years have seen a surge of interest in computational methods patterned after natural phenomena, with biologically inspired techniques such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, or evolutionary computer models increasingly being harnessed for problem solving in parallel and distributed computing. Solutions to Parallel and Distributed Computing Problems presents a comprehensive review of the state of the art in the field, providing researchers and practitioners with critical information on the use of bio-inspired techniques for improving software and hardware design in high-performance computing. Through contributions from top leaders in the field, this important book brings together current research results, exploring some of the most intriguing and cutting-edge topics from the world of biocomputing, including: Parallel and distributed computing of cellular automata and evolutionary algorithms How the speedup of bio-inspired algorithms will help their applicability in a wide range of problems Solving problems in parallel simulation through such techniques as simulated annealing algorithms and genetic algorithms Techniques for solving scheduling and load-balancing problems in parallel and distributed computers Applying neural networks for problem solving in wireless communication systems

Handbook on Parallel and Distributed Processing

Handbook on Parallel and Distributed Processing
Author: Jacek Blazewicz,Klaus Ecker,Brigitte Plateau,Denis Trystram
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 645
Release: 2013-03-09
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783662043035

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Here, authors from academia and practice provide practitioners, scientists and graduates with basic methods and paradigms, as well as important issues and trends across the spectrum of parallel and distributed processing. In particular, they cover such fundamental topics as efficient parallel algorithms, languages for parallel processing, parallel operating systems, architecture of parallel and distributed systems, management of resources, tools for parallel computing, parallel database systems and multimedia object servers, as well as the relevant networking aspects. A chapter is dedicated to each of parallel and distributed scientific computing, high-performance computing in molecular sciences, and multimedia applications for parallel and distributed systems.