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Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Parallel Computing in Science and Engineering

4th International DFVLR Seminar on Foundations of Engineering Sciences, Bonn, FRG, June 25/26, 1987

Editors: Dierstein, Rüdiger, Müller-Wichards, Dieter, Wacker, Hans-Martin (Eds.)

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It was the aim of the conference to present issues in parallel computing to a community of potential engineering/scientific users. An overview of the state-of-the-art in several important research areas is given by leading scientists in their field. The classification question is taken up at various points, ranging from parametric characterizations, communication structure, and memory distribution to control and execution schemes. Central issues in multiprocessing hardware and operation, such as scalability, techniques of overcoming memory latency and synchronization overhead, as well as fault tolerance of communication networks are discussed. The problem of designing and debugging parallel programs in a user-friendly environment is addressed and a number of program transformations for enhancing vectorization and parallelization in a variety of program situations are described. Two different algorithmic techniques for the solution of certain classes of partial differential equations are discussed. The properties of domain-decomposition algorithms and their mapping onto a CRAY-XMP-type architecture are investigated and an overview is given of the merit of various approaches to exploiting the acceleration potential of multigrid methods. Finally, an abstract performance modeling technique for the behavior of applications on parallel and vector architectures is described.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to the seminar

    Wacker, Hans-Martin

    Pages 1-11

  • Classification and evaluation of parallel computer systems

    Hockney, Roger W.

    Pages 13-25

  • Shared memory, vectors, message passing, and scalability

    Smith, Burton J.

    Pages 27-34

  • Communication techniques in parallel processing

    Siegel, Howard Jay (et al.)

    Pages 35-60

  • Two fundamental issues in multiprocessing

    Arvind, (et al.)

    Pages 61-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parallel Computing in Science and Engineering
Book Subtitle
4th International DFVLR Seminar on Foundations of Engineering Sciences, Bonn, FRG, June 25/26, 1987
Editors
  • Rüdiger Dierstein
  • Dieter Müller-Wichards
  • Hans-Martin Wacker
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
295
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-38848-7
DOI
10.1007/3-540-18923-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-18923-7
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 188
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