This text for students and professionals in computer science provides a valuable overview of current knowledge concerning parallel algorithms. These computer operations have recently acquired increased importance due to their ability to enhance the power of computers by permitting multiple processors to work on different parts of a problem independently and simultaneously. This approach has led to solutions of difficult problems in a number of vital fields, including artificial intelligence, image processing, and differential equations. As the first up-to-date summary of the topic, this book will be sought after by researchers, computer science professionals, and advanced students involved in parallel computing and parallel algorithms.
"He devotes 156 pages to parallel architectures, in the only handy summary I gave seen. The approach is motivational, covering a most remarkable range of topics that make it valuable to me as an alternative to review journals and other sources." --SCS Simulator Quarterly "The main focus of this book is on the development of parallel algorithms for numerical and scientific computing on 'massively parallel' computers. . . . A wealth of useful algorithms is presented throughout the book and a considerable number of practical problems is set in each chapter."--Mathematical Reviews "Overall, this book provides a thorough and broad coverage of numerous popular algorithms, including several example programs. The exercises at the ends of various sections should provide a lecturer in parallel algorithms with additional material for course and examination work."--The Computer Journal
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 4th February 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 19.0 x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.12