Wiley Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing

Book 40
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This is the first book to explain the language Unified Parallel C and its use. Authors El-Ghazawi, Carlson, and Sterling are among the developers of UPC, with close links with the industrial members of the UPC consortium. Their text covers background material on parallel architectures and algorithms, and includes UPC programming case studies. This book represents an invaluable resource for the growing number of UPC users and applications developers. More information about UPC can be found at: http://upc.gwu.edu/

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TAREK EL-GHAZAWI, PHD, is Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, The George Washington University. His research interests include high-performance computing, computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, embedded systems, and experimental performance.

WILLIAM CARLSON, PHD, is affiliated with the IDA Center for Computing Sciences. His research interests include performance evaluation of advanced computer architectures, operating systems, languages, and computers for parallel and distributed systems.

THOMAS STERLING, PHD, is a professor at Caltech and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His research interests include parallel computing architecture, cluster computing, petaflop computing, and systems software and evaluation.

KATHERINE YELICK, PHD, is Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include parallel computing, memory hierarchy optimizations, programming languages, and compilers.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Jun 24, 2005
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Coming to grips with C++11 and C++14 is more than a matter of familiarizing yourself with the features they introduce (e.g., auto type declarations, move semantics, lambda expressions, and concurrency support). The challenge is learning to use those features effectively—so that your software is correct, efficient, maintainable, and portable. That’s where this practical book comes in. It describes how to write truly great software using C++11 and C++14—i.e. using modern C++.

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The state of the art of high-performance computing

Prominent researchers from around the world have gathered to present the state-of-the-art techniques and innovations in high-performance computing (HPC), including:
* Programming models for parallel computing: graph-oriented programming (GOP), OpenMP, the stages and transformation (SAT) approach, the bulk-synchronous parallel (BSP) model, Message Passing Interface (MPI), and Cilk
* Architectural and system support, featuring the code tiling compiler technique, the MigThread application-level migration and checkpointing package, the new prefetching scheme of atomicity, a new "receiver makes right" data conversion method, and lessons learned from applying reconfigurable computing to HPC
* Scheduling and resource management issues with heterogeneous systems, bus saturation effects on SMPs, genetic algorithms for distributed computing, and novel task-scheduling algorithms
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High-Performance Computing: Paradigm and Infrastructure is an invaluable compendium for engineers, IT professionals, and researchers and students of computer science and applied mathematics.
Solving complex optimization problems with parallel metaheuristics

Parallel Metaheuristics brings together an international group of experts in parallelism and metaheuristics to provide a much-needed synthesis of these two fields. Readers discover how metaheuristic techniques can provide useful and practical solutions for a wide range of problems and application domains, with an emphasis on the fields of telecommunications and bioinformatics. This volume fills a long-existing gap, allowing researchers and practitioners to develop efficient metaheuristic algorithms to find solutions.

The book is divided into three parts:
* Part One: Introduction to Metaheuristics and Parallelism, including an Introduction to Metaheuristic Techniques, Measuring the Performance of Parallel Metaheuristics, New Technologies in Parallelism, and a head-to-head discussion on Metaheuristics and Parallelism
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* Part Three: Theory and Applications, including Theory of Parallel Genetic Algorithms, Parallel Metaheuristics Applications, Parallel Metaheuristics in Telecommunications, and a final chapter on Bioinformatics and Parallel Metaheuristics

Each self-contained chapter begins with clear overviews and introductions that bring the reader up to speed, describes basic techniques, and ends with a reference list for further study. Packed with numerous tables and figures to illustrate the complex theory and processes, this comprehensive volume also includes numerous practical real-world optimization problems and their solutions.

This is essential reading for students and researchers in computer science, mathematics, and engineering who deal with parallelism, metaheuristics, and optimization in general.
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