The Practice of Parallel Programming

The Practice of Parallel Programming

This book provides an advanced guide to the issues of the parallel and multithreaded programming. It goes beyond the high-level design of the applications, into the details that are often overlooked but vital to make the programs work.

Publication date: 31 Dec 2010

ISBN-10: 1451536615

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The Practice of Parallel Programming

The Practice of Parallel Programming This book provides an advanced guide to the issues of the parallel and multithreaded programming. It goes beyond the high-level design of the applications, into the details that are often overlooked but vital to make the programs work.
Tag(s): Parallel Computing
Publication date: 31 Dec 2010
ISBN-10: 1451536615
ISBN-13: n/a
Paperback: n/a
Views: 28,842
Document Type: N/A
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
License: n/a
Post time: 30 Jan 2014 06:13:15
From the Preface:
Sergey A. Babkin wrote:The parallel programming has three aspects to it: the theory of parallelism, a specific API you plan to use, and the details of how to make it all work together. Many books cover the first two aspects but at the moment this is the only book about the third one. This craft of parallel programming is not widely known, and because of this the parallel programming has gained the reputation of complexity. Surprisingly few programs and libraries do the multithreading quite right. This book leads the readers into the understanding of the craft, using many examples based on POSIX and Microsoft Windows APIs, with occasional Java or C#. Most of the algorithms discussed are general and may be implemented in any language.

How to stop a multithreaded program correctly? Or how to stop only a single connection in a multi-user server? What if the program receives a signal? How are the scalable data structures built? What synchronization primitives are more appropriate in which usage patterns, and how are they related to each other? A whole lot of questions about the queues and topologies built with them. When are the fashionable paradigms of lock-free synchronization, transactional memory and actors hot and when not? How to multiplex with threads and without them? This book answers all these questions and more.




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