An Introduction to Parallel Programming

3.85 avg rating
( 20 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780123742605: An Introduction to Parallel Programming
Review:

Author Peter Pacheco uses a tutorial approach to show students how to develop effective parallel programs with MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP. The first undergraduate text to directly address compiling and running parallel programs on the new multi-core and cluster architecture, An Introduction to Parallel Programming explains how to design, debug, and evaluate the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs. User-friendly exercises teach students how to compile, run and modify example programs.

Key Features:
  • Takes a tutorial approach, starting with small programming examples and building progressively to more challenging examples
  • Focuses on designing, debugging and evaluating the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs
  • Explains how to develop parallel programs using MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP programming models
Featured Excerpt from An Introduction to Parallel Programming

How can we use this book to help us write parallel programs?

First, when you’re interested in high-performance, whether you’re writing serial or parallel programs, you need to know a little bit about the systems you’re working with--both hardware and software. In Chapter 2, we’ll give an overview of parallel hardware and software. In order to understand this discussion, it will be necessary to review some information on serial hardware and software. Much of the material in Chapter 2 won’t be needed when we’re getting started, so you might want to skim some of this material, and refer back to it occasionally when you’re reading later chapters.

The heart of the book is contained in Chapters 3 through 6. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 provide a very elementary introduction to programming parallel systems using C and MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP, respectively. The only prerequisite for reading these chapters is a knowledge of C programming. We’ve tried to make these chapters independent of each other, and you should be able to read them in any order. However, in order to make them independent, we did find it necessary to repeat some material. So if you’ve read one of the three chapters, and you go on to read another, be prepared to skim over some of the material in the new chapter.

Chapter 6 puts together all we’ve learned in the preceding chapters, and develops two fairly large programs in both a shared- and a distributed-memory setting. However, it should be possible to read much of this even if you’ve only read one of Chapters 3, 4, or 5. The last chapter, Chapter 7, provides a few suggestions for further study on parallel programming.

Read a sample chapter from An Introduction to Parallel Programming

From the Back Cover:

Learn how to fully harness the power of parallel computing using MPI, PThreads, and OpenMP.

An Introduction to Parallel Programming

Peter S. Pacheco, University of San Francisco

With the coming of multicore processors and the cloud, parallel computing is most certainly not a niche area off in a corner of the computing world. Parallelism has become central to the efficient use of resources, and this new textbook by Peter Pacheco will go a long way toward introducing students early in their academic careers to both the art and practice of parallel computing.

Duncan Buell Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of South Carolina

An Introduction to Parallel Programming illustrates fundamental programming principles in the increasingly important area of shared memory programming using Pthreads and OpenMP and distributed memory programming using MPI. More importantly, it emphasizes good programming practices by indicating potential performance pitfalls. These topics are presented in the context of a variety of disciplines including computer science, physics and mathematics. The chapters include numerous programming exercises that range from easy to very challenging. This is an ideal book for students or professionals looking to learn parallel programming skills or to refresh their knowledge.

Leigh Little Department of Computational Science The College at Brockport, The State University of New York

An Introduction to Parallel Programming is a well written, comprehensive book on the field of parallel computing. Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the relevant, up-to-date information. Peter Pacheco’s very accessible writing style combined with numerous interesting examples keeps the reader’s attention. In a field that races forward at a dizzying pace, this book hangs on for the wild ride covering the ins and outs of parallel hardware and software.

Kathy J. Liszka Department of Computer Science University of Akron

Parallel computing is the future and this book really helps introduce this complicated subject with practical and useful examples.

Andrew N. Sloss FBCS Consultant Engineer, ARM Author of ARM System Developer’s Guide

Parallel programming is no longer just for specialists. If you want to fully exploit the power of clusters and multicore processors, it's essential that you learn the basics of distributed- and shared-memory parallel programming. An Introduction to Parallel Programming uses a tutorial approach to show you how to develop effective parallel programs with MPI, PThreads, and OpenMP. Whether you are a student or a practicing professional, Peter Pacheco’s new book will show you how to design, debug, and evaluate the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs.

Features

  • Features a tutorial approach, starting with small programming examples and building progressively to more challenging examples
  • Focuses on designing, debugging and evaluating the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs
  • Stresses hands-on development of parallel programs, using MPI, PThreads, and OpenMP programming models

About the Author

Peter S. Pacheco Professor Computer Science and Mathematics University of San Francisco

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

International Edition
International Edition

1.

Pacheco, Peter
Published by Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN 10: 0123742609 ISBN 13: 9780123742605
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Bookish
(Erlanger, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Kaufmann. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0123742609 International Edition Paperback OR Softcover Edition with Same Contents. Fast Delivery. Book Cover and ISBN may be different from the US Edition. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # INDSKT-9789380931753

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

2.

Pacheco, Peter
Published by Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN 10: 0123742609 ISBN 13: 9780123742605
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Kaufmann. Book Condition: New. 0123742609 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Similar Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ, printed in Black & White. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 3-8 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address. In some instances, subjects such as Management, Accounting, Finance may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code/CD is not provided with these editions , unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # MI9789380931753

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

3.

Pacheco, Peter
ISBN 10: 0123742609 ISBN 13: 9780123742605
New Softcover Quantity Available: 15
International Edition
Seller
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. This is an International Edition Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. ISBN and Cover design differs. Similar Contents as U.S Edition. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days ACROSS THE GLOBE. We can ship to PO Box address in US. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" or "For sale in Asia only" or similar restrictions- printed only to discourage students from obtaining an affordable copy. US Court has asserted your right to buy and use International edition. Access code/CD may not provided with these editions. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # PS_9780123742605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.65
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

4.

Pacheco, Peter
Published by Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN 10: 0123742609 ISBN 13: 9780123742605
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Kaufmann. Book Condition: New. 0123742609 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Similar Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ, printed in Black & White. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 3-8 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address. In some instances, subjects such as Management, Accounting, Finance may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code/CD is not provided with these editions , unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # MU9780123742605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

5.

Pacheco, Peter
ISBN 10: 0123742609 ISBN 13: 9780123742605
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 12
International Edition
Seller
Stock Tiger
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. PAPERBACK INTERNATIONAL EDITION Brand New Book. The ISBN-13 or Cover might be different but content is extactly same. We deliver in 5 - 9days and respond quickly to customer queries. We don't ship to APO and FPO addresses. Bookseller Inventory # Book-0123742609

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.09
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

6.

Pacheco, Peter
ISBN 10: 0123742609 ISBN 13: 9780123742605
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
International Edition
Seller
Book World
(New Delhi, DL, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. International Edition. FAST DELIVERY International Edition, softcover, we ship all item within 48 hours by DHL/Fedex/Aramex/UPS/USPS for quick delivery. Cover or ISBN might be different from US edition but Contents are same as US Edition, Black and White print, No access code or DVD, buy with confidence, customer satisfaction is our priority. No APO/FPO Address Please. Bookseller Inventory # WWR#9780123742605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

7.

Pacheco, Peter
ISBN 10: 0123742609 ISBN 13: 9780123742605
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
GREAT BOOKS DEAL
(TALLAHASSEE, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st edition. Brand New; Paperback; Black & White or Color International Edition. ISBN and Cover page may differ but similar contents as US edition. GET IT FAST in 3-5 business days by DHL/FEDEX with tracking number. Books printed in English. No shipping to PO Box/APO/FPO address. In some instances, the international textbooks may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code or CD is not provided with these editions, unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # GBBD1486893

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.80
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

8.

Pacheco, Peter
ISBN 10: 0123742609 ISBN 13: 9780123742605
New Softcover Quantity Available: 10
International Edition
Seller
bookscollection
(Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. PAPERBACK,Book Condition New, Brand New, Softcover, International Edition. We Do not Ship APO FPO AND PO BOX. Cover Image & ISBN may be different from US edition but contents as US Edition. Printing in English language. Quick delivery by USPS/UPS/DHL/FEDEX/ARAMEX ,Customer satisfaction guaranteed. We may ship the books from Asian regions for inventory purpose. Bookseller Inventory # ABESTTND3495

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.85
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

9.

Pacheco, Peter
ISBN 10: 0123742609 ISBN 13: 9780123742605
New Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
firstbookstore
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Brand New Paperback International Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # AIND-9199

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

10.

Pacheco, Peter
ISBN 10: 0123742609 ISBN 13: 9780123742605
New Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
Bookshub
(Karol Bagh, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New. Soft Cover International edition. Different ISBN and Cover image but contents are same as US edition.Perfect condition. Ship by express service to USA, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, UK, Germany and Netherland. Customer satisfaction our priority. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-190516-146254

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book