Applied Optimization

Models for Parallel and Distributed Computation

Theory, Algorithmic Techniques and Applications

Editors: Correa, R., de Castro Dutra, I., Fiallos, M., da Silva, L.F.G. (Eds.)

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Parallel and distributed computation has been gaining a great lot of attention in the last decades. During this period, the advances attained in computing and communication technologies, and the reduction in the costs of those technolo­ gies, played a central role in the rapid growth of the interest in the use of parallel and distributed computation in a number of areas of engineering and sciences. Many actual applications have been successfully implemented in various plat­ forms varying from pure shared-memory to totally distributed models, passing through hybrid approaches such as distributed-shared memory architectures. Parallel and distributed computation differs from dassical sequential compu­ tation in some of the following major aspects: the number of processing units, independent local dock for each unit, the number of memory units, and the programming model. For representing this diversity, and depending on what level we are looking at the problem, researchers have proposed some models to abstract the main characteristics or parameters (physical components or logical mechanisms) of parallel computers. The problem of establishing a suitable model is to find a reasonable trade-off among simplicity, power of expression and universality. Then, be able to study and analyze more precisely the behavior of parallel applications.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Models for Parallel and Distributed Computation
Book Subtitle
Theory, Algorithmic Techniques and Applications
Editors
  • R. Correa
  • Ines de Castro Dutra
  • Mario Fiallos
  • Luiz Fernando Gomes da Silva
Series Title
Applied Optimization
Series Volume
67
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3609-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3609-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0623-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5219-6
Series ISSN
1384-6485
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 323
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