By Ronald W. Shonkwiler

ISBN-10: 0521683378

ISBN-13: 9780521683371

ISBN-10: 052186478X

ISBN-13: 9780521864787

During this textual content, scholars of utilized arithmetic, technological know-how and engineering are brought to primary methods of wondering the vast context of parallelism. The authors commence through giving the reader a deeper realizing of the problems via a normal exam of timing, facts dependencies, and verbal exchange. those principles are applied with recognize to shared reminiscence, parallel and vector processing, and allotted reminiscence cluster computing. Threads, OpenMP, and MPI are coated, in addition to code examples in Fortran, C, and Java. the foundations of parallel computation are utilized all through because the authors disguise conventional issues in a primary path in medical computing. development at the basics of floating aspect illustration and numerical blunders, an intensive therapy of numerical linear algebra and eigenvector/eigenvalue difficulties is supplied. via learning how those algorithms parallelize, the reader is ready to discover parallelism inherent in different computations, comparable to Monte Carlo equipment.

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Then processing switches to the usual fan-in algorithm. For a fan-in of n = 2r elements, and, with r a power of 2 dividing n, plot SU, Ef, and the product SU∗ Ef as functions of r for (a) p = r , and (b) p = 2r /r . ) 8. (4) Show that the evaluation of an nth degree polynomial can be done in O(log n) time. How many processors are required? 9. (5) (a) Show that the complexity, T∞ , for squaring an n × n matrix A is O(log n) time using n 3 processors. (b) What is Tn 2 ? (c) What is Tn ? ) P1: FCW CUNY470-Shonkwiler 0 521 86478 X May 15, 2006 7:54 2 Theoretical Considerations – Complexity 42 10.

MPI is widely available with both free and vendor supplied implementations. Our introduction in this chapter shows how easy MPI is to use and why it is fast becoming a standard. 1 Early Underpinnings of Parallelization – Multiple Processes Early computers could execute only one program at a time, starting from punch cards dropped into a reader and ending with punch cards representing the output. It was quickly realized that this computational model wasted too many valuable CPU cycles. Thus was born the concept of multitasking, time-slicing, and the computer process.

P1: FCW CUNY470-Shonkwiler 0 521 86478 X June 16, 2006 16:24 3 Machine Implementations High-performance computation was first realized in the form of SIMD parallelism with the introduction of the Cray and Cyber computers. At first these were single processor machines, but starting with the Cray XMP series, multiprocessor vector processors gained the further advantages of MIMD parallelism. Today, vector processing can be incorporated into the architecture of the CPU chip itself as is the case with the old AltiVec processor used in the MacIntosh.

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