[Beowulf] HPC/mpi courses

Dmitri Chubarov dmitri.chubarov at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 04:26:00 EST 2010


Jonathan,

thanks for the tip regarding the O'Reilly book. I did a search for it
and found out that it has been made available for download by the
author of the second edition, Dr. Charles Severance
http://cnx.org/content/col11136/latest/.

The first edition written by Kevin Dowd was going out of print in 1996
when Charles Severance took charge of the second edition and put it
online when the second edition ran out.

On software optimization for HPC we found the SIAM "cheetah" book
"Performance Optimization of Numerically Intensive Codes" by Stefan
Goedecker and Adolfy Hoise to be often referred to as the standard
reference.

The other two books I found on Safari were "Software Optimization for
High-Performance Computing" By Kevin R. Wadleigh and Isom L. Crawford
published in 2000 with an emphasis on linear algebra and signal
processing applications and "The Art of Multiprocessor Programming" by
Maurice Herlihy and Nir Shavit published in 2008 that is really good
on datastructures and "non-numerical" algorithms.

There are probably many more books published by universities as online
courses. Also I know a few undergraduate level textbooks in Russian
that are unlikely to be ever translated into English.

Dima

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:07 AM, Jonathan Dursi
<ljdursi at scinet.utoronto.ca> wrote:
>
> On 2010-01-17, at 6:24AM, Rob Horton wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 11:50:48AM +0300, Walid wrote:
> >>
> >> do you know of any official courses run in Europe, or Asia covering
> >> HPC system, or development. mpi or new distributed memory paradigms
> >> are welcome.
> >
> > NAG run various courses on behalf of HECToR in the UK:
> > http://www.hector.ac.uk/cse/training/
>
> We have videos and slides up of a week-long MPI/OpenMP course we teach at SciNet at the University of Toronto:
>
>        http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/~ljdursi/PSP/
>
> Videos online are no substitute for being in the classroom yourself, of course, but it's better than nothing.
>
> Along those lines, does anyone have a good HPC / parallel computing textbook to get users started?   There are (say) passable MPI books, or OpenMP, or even on the Intel thread building block  stuff, but very little that integrates everything that I can find.
>
> Similarly with performance issues; O'Reilly used to have a pretty solid little book on HPC book which was very nice for teaching people to think about serial optimization, but the last edition was 1998 and I can't find anything comparable.
>
>   - Jonathan
>
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> Jonathan Dursi <ljdursi at scinet.utoronto.ca>
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