Programming Parallel Computers

(Last Updated On: August 26, 2011)
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Programming Parallel Computers

It’s a source of some frustration to me that we have made no real progress in understanding how to program parallel computers. I have some new ideas on why this is so (apart from the economics) but in the meantime want to bring to you attention a book that I wrote some time ago that seems to be relevant today.

—- Process Interaction Models

Process Interaction Models (9781463777913): Dr Steven Ericsson-Zenith :…


Interactions, spot on. Interaction optimization is definitely more important than computation optimization today, something that is hard to internalize and act upon in my experience. I usually speak about “communication” instead of using the word “interaction” – but when I say “communication” people think of MPI but not synchronization and shared memory (and many other things that cause communication activity). Interactions is more clear. Thanks for the pointer!



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