Fast Guide to using the RIT PJ Parallel Java Library

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9783837024395: Fast Guide to using the RIT PJ Parallel Java Library

This new technical book proposes that relying on increasing processor speeds and multi-threading at the operating system level is not enough to ensure true parallel processing performance. It questions the fitness for purpose of operating systems and JAVA interpreters in the quest for parallel processing performance increases. It thus provides an approach to parallel programming in JAVA using an API. The book contains three principal sections. It firstly describes some Basic Concepts in Parallel Programming, such as Row-Order and Amdahl's Law. It then provides a worked case study in five chapters, based on the processing of a table of systems monitoring data, from conception of an algorithm to implementation as a simple and then a parallel Java program using the RIT PJ Parallel Java Library. It further provides a section of Configuration Details for code installation, and for testing of the Java codes, based on the use of a generally available applications development platform.

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Jonathan Jude, Born in 1962, Kent England. Application Architecture and Application Behavior specialist. Experienced in Parallel computing since late 1980's. Worked for Telmat SA in the 1990's writing and benchmarking Scientific Applications and Simulation codes for MPP systems. Since the mid-1990's specialized in Distributed Applications development in Heterogeneous networks. Technical leader for EU projects in Optical Network Management 1997-2000. From 2000 Java & Web Applications specialist in Switzerland. Joined a Major Pharmaceutical company in 2003 as Dynamic Web Applications and Infrastructure Manager.

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