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Patterns for Parallel Programming

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Using a patterns approach, this book aims to help software engineers master the challenges of writing software to run on parallel computers.
Hardcover, 355 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Addison-Wesley Professional
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George Marshall
Nov 23, 2017 rated it liked it
This is an excellent book for getting a formal understanding of processes and tools for parallel programs. It is definitely dated, the most advanced high level programming language driving examples being Java 2. Nevertheless, it is informative and well-written.

The patterns are more conceptual and less driven by interfaces and blocks, as are many programming pattern books. But the examples of real problems implemented or stubbed (Mandelbrot algorithms, sorting algorithms, molecular processing, fo
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Semyon Semyonych
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is very consistent, it took me just 2 days to overview it and order my knowledge about parallel programming. It really learns you about the space of possible solutions when you're going to work with parallel systems. What's notable is one of authors (Tim Mattson) is not a programmer, he is chemist and reading the book you are touching real science. ...more
Elie De Brauwer
Dec 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Quite a decent book introducing several high level concepts with a focus on OpenMP/MPI. As with so many programming patterns they often kick in an open door. The introductory appendices (covering OpenMP and MPI) at the back are a bit thin and not sufficient.
Matt McClure
Jan 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
I wasn't actively working on a parallel problem when I picked Patterns for Parallel Programming. I think that contributed to my difficulty getting into it. ...more
Jason Poovey
Mar 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sparked a whole new line of research for me
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