Aspects of Computation on Asynchronous Parallel Processors: Proceedings of the IFIP WG 2.5 Working Conference on Aspects of Computation on Asynchronous Parallel Processors, Stanford, CA, USA, 22-26 August, 1988

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Margaret H. Wright
North-Holland, 1989 - Parallel processing (Electronic computers) - 271 pages
The increasing availability of asynchronous parallel processors has provided opportunities for original and useful work in scientific computing. However, the field of parallel computing is still in a highly volatile state, and researchers display a wide range of opinion about many fundamental questions such as models of parallelism, approaches for detecting and analyzing parallelism of algorithms, and tools that allow software developers and users to make effective use of diverse forms of complex hardware. This volume collects the work of researchers specializing in different aspects of parallel computing, who met to discuss the framework and the mechanics of numerical computing. The far-reaching impact of high-performance asynchronous systems is reflected in the wide variety of topics, which include scientific applications (e.g. linear algebra, lattice gauge simulation, ordinary and partial differential equations), models of parallelism, parallel language features, task scheduling, automatic parallelization techniques, tools for algorithm development in parallel environments, and system design issues.

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