Introduction to Parallel Computing
by Blaise Barney
Publisher: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2010
Number of pages: 187
This tutorial covers the very basics of parallel computing, and is intended for someone who is just becoming acquainted with the subject. It begins with a brief overview, including concepts and terminology associated with parallel computing. The topics of parallel memory architectures and programming models are then explored. These topics are followed by a discussion on a number of issues related to designing parallel programs. The tutorial concludes with several examples of how to parallelize simple serial programs.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Nicholas Carriero, David Gelernter - MIT Press
In the near future every programmer will need to understand parallelism, a powerful way to run programs fast. The authors of this straightforward tutorial provide the instruction that will transform ordinary programmers into parallel programmers.
by Dimitri P. Bertsekas, John Tsitsiklis - Athena Scientific
This is a comprehensive and theoretically sound treatment of parallel and distributed numerical methods. It focuses on algorithms that are naturally suited for massive parallelization, and it explores the issues associated with such algorithms.
by Ian Foster - Addison Wesley
Introduction to parallel programming and a guide for developing programs for parallel and distributed systems. Programs are developed in a methodical fashion and both cost and performance are considered at each stage in a design.
by Paul E. McKenney
The purpose of this book is to help you understand how to program shared-memory parallel machines. By describing the algorithms that have worked well in the past, we hope to help you avoid some of the pitfalls that have beset parallel projects.