[Beowulf] Looking for references for parallelization and optimization

Bill Rankin Bill.Rankin at sas.com
Thu Oct 28 10:36:52 EDT 2010


If you are looking for more theoretical approaches, there is always John Reif’s book:
John Reif (ed), “Synthesis of Parallel Algorithms”, published by Morgan Kaufmann,<http://www.mkp.com/index.htm> Spring, 1993.
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&id=562546
It is a weighty tome and perhaps one of the more theoretical books on parallel codes that I have read.
-bill


From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Dmitri Chubarov
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:51 PM
To: Micha
Cc: Beowulf List
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Looking for references for parallelization and optimization

Dear Micha,

we are working on a course on the subject for Novosibirsk University. There are several widely used books that we use as reference material for the optimization part of the course. In particular,
 * Stefan Goedecker, Adolfy Hoisie, "Performance optimization of numerically intensive codes", SIAM, 2000.
 * Kewin Wadleigh, Isom Crawford, "Software optimization for High Performance Computing", HP Professional Books, 2000

We would like to start with more theoretical approaches, like an introduction to dependency graph analysis, asymptotic analysis of algorithms and then proceed with specific optimization techniques like the ones described in the above books.

Please compile a list from the responses you will receive from Beowulf community. I would definitely find such a list very helpful.

Best regards,
 Dima


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