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Programming Models for Parallel Systems

Wiley series in parallel computing

By (author) Shirley A. Williams
Format: Hardback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester, United Kingdom
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Published: 30th Apr 1990
Dimensions: w 51mm h 72mm d 15mm
Weight: 440g
ISBN-10: 0471923044
ISBN-13: 9780471923046
Barcode No: 9780471923046
Synopsis
This book is based on the author's personal views of parallel processing developed over the past 15 years, initially at Loughborough University of Technology and then at Reading University. The material brought together here is based on research work and courses given over that time. The author does not expect that all workers in the field of parallel processing will agree with all the contents of this book, because it is the view of some that parallel processing would not be used if sequential computers were fast enough. The author agrees that while it is true people may not invest in expensive parallel processors, some will still use parallelism to represent their problem in what they consider a natural form. After studying the material contained in this book, the reader, whether undergraduate, postgraduate, research worker or industrialist, should be able to formulate answers to the following questions: why use parallelism, why are there so many models of parallelism, why attempt to alter the model.

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