Series in Computer Science

Introduction to Parallel Processing

Algorithms and Architectures

Authors: Parhami, Behrooz

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THE CONTEXT OF PARALLEL PROCESSING The field of digital computer architecture has grown explosively in the past two decades. Through a steady stream of experimental research, tool-building efforts, and theoretical studies, the design of an instruction-set architecture, once considered an art, has been transformed into one of the most quantitative branches of computer technology. At the same time, better understanding of various forms of concurrency, from standard pipelining to massive parallelism, and invention of architectural structures to support a reasonably efficient and user-friendly programming model for such systems, has allowed hardware performance to continue its exponential growth. This trend is expected to continue in the near future. This explosive growth, linked with the expectation that performance will continue its exponential rise with each new generation of hardware and that (in stark contrast to software) computer hardware will function correctly as soon as it comes off the assembly line, has its down side. It has led to unprecedented hardware complexity and almost intolerable dev- opment costs. The challenge facing current and future computer designers is to institute simplicity where we now have complexity; to use fundamental theories being developed in this area to gain performance and ease-of-use benefits from simpler circuits; to understand the interplay between technological capabilities and limitations, on the one hand, and design decisions based on user and application requirements on the other.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Parallel Processing
Book Subtitle
Algorithms and Architectures
Authors
Series Title
Series in Computer Science
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-46964-0
DOI
10.1007/b116777
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45970-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7243-2
Series ISSN
1567-7974
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 532
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