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Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing

Introducing Concurrency in Undergraduate Courses

  • 1st Edition - August 21, 2015
  • Editors: Sushil K Prasad, Anshul Gupta, Arnold L Rosenberg, Alan Sussman, Charles C Weems
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 3 8 9 9 - 4
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 3 9 3 8 - 0

Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing provides resources and guidance for those learning PDC as well as those teaching students new to the discipline. The pervasiveness of… Read more

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Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing

provides resources and guidance for those learning PDC as well as those teaching students new to the discipline.

The pervasiveness of computing devices containing multicore CPUs and GPUs, including home and office PCs, laptops, and mobile devices, is making even common users dependent on parallel processing. Certainly, it is no longer sufficient for even basic programmers to acquire only the traditional sequential programming skills. The preceding trends point to the need for imparting a broad-based skill set in PDC technology.

However, the rapid changes in computing hardware platforms and devices, languages, supporting programming environments, and research advances, poses a challenge both for newcomers and seasoned computer scientists.

This edited collection has been developed over the past several years in conjunction with the IEEE technical committee on parallel processing (TCPP), which held several workshops and discussions on learning parallel computing and integrating parallel concepts into courses throughout computer science curricula.