Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing

Editors: Padua, David (Ed.)

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  • The corresponding Springer premium journal is the International Journal of Parallel Programming
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About this Reference Work

Containing over 300 entries in an A-Z format, the Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing provides easy, intuitive access to relevant information for professionals and researchers seeking access to any aspect within the broad field of parallel computing. Topics for this comprehensive reference were selected, written, and peer-reviewed by an international pool of distinguished researchers in the field.  The Encyclopedia is broad in scope, covering machine organization, programming languages, algorithms, and applications.  Within each area, concepts, designs, and specific implementations are presented.  The highly-structured essays in this work comprise synonyms, a definition and discussion of the topic, bibliographies, and links to related literature. Extensive cross-references to other entries within the Encyclopedia support efficient, user-friendly searchers for immediate access to useful information.

 Key concepts presented in the Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing include; laws and metrics; specific numerical and non-numerical algorithms; asynchronous algorithms; libraries of subroutines; benchmark suites;  applications; sequential consistency and cache coherency; machine classes such as clusters, shared-memory multiprocessors, special-purpose machines and dataflow machines; specific machines such as Cray supercomputers, IBM’s cell processor and Intel’s multicore machines; race detection and auto parallelization; parallel programming languages, synchronization primitives, collective operations, message passing libraries, checkpointing, and operating systems. 

 Topics covered: Speedup, Efficiency, Isoefficiency, Redundancy, Amdahls law, Computer Architecture Concepts, Parallel Machine Designs, Benmarks, Parallel Programming concepts & design, Algorithms, Parallel applications.

 This authoritative reference will be published in two formats: print and online.  The online edition features hyperlinks to cross-references and to additional significant research.

 Related Subjects:  supercomputing, high-performance computing, distributed computing

About the authors

David Padua is the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois. His research interests include compiler and languages for parallel computing, race detection, compilation of dynamic languages, and autotuning techniques. He is author or co-author of more than 150 papers in these areas. At Illinois, he has taught courses on compilers and parallel programming and supervised 25 PhD Dissertations.  He has served his university and the computer science community as vice-chair of the College of Engineering Executive Committee, chair of the steering committee for the Symposia on Principles and Practices of Parallel Programming (PPoPP), and editorial board member of the Journal of Parallel programming, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, the IEEE transactions of Parallel and Distributed Processing, and the ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems. He is a fellow of the IEEE and the ACM.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing
Editors
  • David Padua
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eReference ISBN
978-0-387-09766-4
Print + eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09844-9
Print ISBN
978-0-387-09765-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 2175
Number of Illustrations and Tables
880 b/w illustrations
Topics