[Beowulf] Recommended paper for parallel sorting?

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Dec 3 13:38:12 EST 2007


On Mon, 3 Dec 2007, Peter St. John wrote:

> (re Ian Foster, *Designing and Building Parallel Programs *online as below
> or Addison Wesley):
>
> I did that search and right the top was this link, which looks like homebase
> for the original material:
> http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/dbpp/
> Very cool, thanks RGB for what looks like toothsome book.

I went ahead and bought a paper copy, but it is nice to be able to
access the material from a workstation because I don't carry the copy
around with me all the time...;-)

   rgb

> Peter
>
> On Dec 3, 2007 9:09 AM, Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 1 Dec 2007, Nelson Castillo wrote:
>>
>>> Hi.
>>>
>>> Could you please recommend a paper for reading? I'd like to know about
>> parallel
>>> sorting algorithms for this architecture.
>>
>> You might check out Ian Foster's free online book on parallel
>> algorithms.  It is worth buying if you're going to be doing a lot of
>> parallel programming.  Or there are two or three other decent textbooks
>> on parallel programming at the algorithm level.  I don't recall offhand
>> if Foster covers sorting, but you can easily found out for free.
>>
>> Remember, GIYF here -- just enter search strings like "Foster Parallel
>> Programming" to find his book, "Parallel Sorting Algorithms" or the like
>> too see if there is anything out there on the web.
>>
>>    rgb
>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Nelson.-
>>>
>>>
>>
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