Foundations of Multithreaded, Parallel, and Distributed Programming

Author: Gregory R. Andrews

Publisher: Addison Wesley


Category: Computers

Page: 664

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Foundations of Multithreaded, Parallel, and Distributed Programming covers, and then applies, the core concepts and techniques needed for an introductory course in this subject. Its emphasis is on the practice and application of parallel systems, using real-world examples throughout. Greg Andrews teaches the fundamental concepts of multithreaded, parallel and distributed computing and relates them to the implementation and performance processes. He presents the appropriate breadth of topics and supports these discussions with an emphasis on performance.Features Emphasizes how to solve problems, with correctness the primary concern and performance an important, but secondary, concern Includes a number of case studies which cover such topics as pthreads, MPI, and OpenMP libraries, as well as programming languages like Java, Ada, high performance Fortran, Linda, Occam, and SR Provides examples using Java syntax and discusses how Java deals with monitors, sockets, and remote method invocation Covers current programming techniques such as semaphores, locks, barriers, monitors, message passing, and remote invocation Concrete examples are executed with complete programs, both shared and distributed Sample applications include scientific computing and distributed systems 0201357526B04062001

Parallel Metaheuristics

A New Class of Algorithms

Author: Enrique Alba

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471739375

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 565

View: 2908


Solving complex optimization problems with parallelmetaheuristics Parallel Metaheuristics brings together an international group ofexperts in parallelism and metaheuristics to provide a much-neededsynthesis of these two fields. Readers discover how metaheuristictechniques can provide useful and practical solutions for a widerange of problems and application domains, with an emphasis on thefields of telecommunications and bioinformatics. This volume fillsa long-existing gap, allowing researchers and practitioners todevelop 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, Measuringthe Performance of Parallel Metaheuristics, New Technologies inParallelism, and a head-to-head discussion on Metaheuristics andParallelism * Part Two: Parallel Metaheuristic Models, including ParallelGenetic Algorithms, Parallel Genetic Programming, ParallelEvolution Strategies, Parallel Ant Colony Algorithms, ParallelEstimation of Distribution Algorithms, Parallel Scatter Search,Parallel Variable Neighborhood Search, Parallel SimulatedAnnealing, Parallel Tabu Search, Parallel GRASP, Parallel HybridMetaheuristics, Parallel Multi-Objective Optimization, and ParallelHeterogeneous Metaheuristics * Part Three: Theory and Applications, including Theory of ParallelGenetic Algorithms, Parallel Metaheuristics Applications, ParallelMetaheuristics in Telecommunications, and a final chapter onBioinformatics and Parallel Metaheuristics Each self-contained chapter begins with clear overviews andintroductions that bring the reader up to speed, describes basictechniques, and ends with a reference list for further study.Packed with numerous tables and figures to illustrate the complextheory and processes, this comprehensive volume also includesnumerous practical real-world optimization problems and theirsolutions. This is essential reading for students and researchers in computerscience, mathematics, and engineering who deal with parallelism,metaheuristics, and optimization in general.

Concurrent Programming in Java

Design Principles and Patterns

Author: Douglas Lea

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201310092

Category: Computers

Page: 411

View: 8074


Software -- Programming Languages.

Principles of Concurrent and Distributed Programming

Author: M. Ben-Ari,Môtî Ben-Arî

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321312839

Category: Computers

Page: 361

View: 335


Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education. Software today is inherently concurrent or distributed - from event-based GUI designs to operating and real-time systems to Internet applications. The new edition of this classic introduction to concurrency has been completely revised in view of the growing importance of concurrency constructs embedded in programming languages and of formal methods such as model checking that are widely used in industry.

Modern Multithreading

Implementing, Testing, and Debugging Multithreaded Java and C++/Pthreads/Win32 Programs

Author: Richard H. Carver,Kuo-Chung Tai

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471744166

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 2888


Master the essentials of concurrent programming,including testingand debugging This textbook examines languages and libraries for multithreadedprogramming. Readers learn how to create threads in Java and C++,and develop essential concurrent programming and problem-solvingskills. Moreover, the textbook sets itself apart from othercomparable works by helping readers to become proficient in keytesting and debugging techniques. Among the topics covered, readersare introduced to the relevant aspects of Java, the POSIX Pthreadslibrary, and the Windows Win32 Applications ProgrammingInterface. The authors have developed and fine-tuned this book through theconcurrent programming courses they have taught for the past twentyyears. The material, which emphasizes practical tools andtechniques to solve concurrent programming problems, includesoriginal results from the authors' research. Chaptersinclude: * Introduction to concurrent programming * The critical section problem * Semaphores and locks * Monitors * Message-passing * Message-passing in distributed programs * Testing and debugging concurrent programs As an aid to both students and instructors, class libraries havebeen implemented to provide working examples of all the materialthat is covered. These libraries and the testing techniques theysupport can be used to assess student-written programs. Each chapter includes exercises that build skills in programwriting and help ensure that readers have mastered the chapter'skey concepts. The source code for all the listings in the text andfor the synchronization libraries is also provided, as well asstartup files and test cases for the exercises. This textbook is designed for upper-level undergraduates andgraduate students in computer science. With its abundance ofpractical material and inclusion of working code, coupled with anemphasis on testing and debugging, it is also a highly usefulreference for practicing programmers.

Intelligent Distributed Computing

Author: Rajkumar Buyya,Sabu M. Thampi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319112279

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 9817


This book contains a selection of refereed and revised papers of the Intelligent Distributed Computing Track originally presented at the third International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI-2014), September 24-27, 2014, Delhi, India. The papers selected for this Track cover several Distributed Computing and related topics including Peer-to-Peer Networks, Cloud Computing, Mobile Clouds, Wireless Sensor Networks, and their applications.

The JR Programming Language

Concurrent Programming in an Extended Java

Author: Ronald A. Olsson,Aaron W. Keen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402080859

Category: Computers

Page: 365

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JR is an extension of the Java programming language with additional concurrency mechanisms based on those in the SR (Synchronizing Resources) programming language. The JR implementation executes on UNIX-based systems (Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris) and Windows-based systems. It is available free from the JR webpage. This book describes the JR programming language and illustrates how it can be used to write concurrent programs for a variety of applications. This text presents numerous small and large example programs. The source code for all programming examples and the given parts of all programming exercises are available on the JR webpage. Dr. Ronald A. Olsson and Dr. Aaron W. Keen, the authors of this text, are the designers and implementors of JR.

Python Cookbook

Author: Alex Martelli,David Ascher

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596001674

Category: Computers

Page: 574

View: 903


Demonstrates the programming language's strength as a Web development tool, covering syntax, data types, built-ins, the Python standard module library, and real world examples.

The Rapid Evaluation of Potential Fields in Particle Systems

Author: Leslie Greengard

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262071109

Category: Algorithmes

Page: 90

View: 5986


The evaluation of Coulombic or gravitational interactions in large ensembles of particles is an integral part of the numerical simulation of a large number of physical processes. Examples include celestial mechanics, plasma physics, the vortex method in fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics, molecular dynamics, and the solution of the Laplace equation via potential theory. A numerical model follows the trajectories of a number of particles moving in accordance with Newton's second law of motion in a field generated by the whole ensemble. In many situations, in order to be of physical interest, the simulation has to involve thousands of particles (or more), and the fields have to be evaluated for a large number of configurations. Unfortunately, an amount of work of the order O N-sg has traditionally been required to evaluate all pairwise interactions in a system of N particles, unless some approximation or truncation method is used. Large scale simulations have been extremely expensive in some cases, and prohibitive in others. An algorithm is presented for the rapid evaluation of the potential and force fields in large scale systems of particles. To evaluate all pairwise Coulombic interactions of N particles to within round off error, the algorithm requires an amount of work proportional to N, and this estimate does not depend on the statistics of the distribution. Both two and three dimensional versions of the algorithm have been constructed. Applications to several problems in physics, chemistry, biology, and numerical complex analysis are discussed.

Parallel Programming

Concepts and Practice

Author: Bertil Schmidt,Jorge Gonzalez-Dominguez,Christian Hundt,Moritz Schlarb

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128044861

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 3298


Parallel Programming: Concepts and Practice provides an upper level introduction to parallel programming. In addition to covering general parallelism concepts, this text teaches practical programming skills for both shared memory and distributed memory architectures. The authors’ open-source system for automated code evaluation provides easy access to parallel computing resources, making the book particularly suitable for classroom settings. Covers parallel programming approaches for single computer nodes and HPC clusters: OpenMP, multithreading, SIMD vectorization, MPI, UPC++ Contains numerous practical parallel programming exercises Includes access to an automated code evaluation tool that enables students the opportunity to program in a web browser and receive immediate feedback on the result validity of their program Features an example-based teaching of concept to enhance learning outcomes