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High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume Two by James Reinders, Jim Jeffers

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Foreword

I am very honored and pleased to be asked to write this foreword, and very eager to see this new volume in the “Pearls” series about multicore and many-core programming. The growth we see today in many-core processors was probably inevitable. While it is easy to say that in hindsight, it does in some small way validate a rather large bet my team at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and our colleagues at Intel made half a decade ago.

Making a bet on many-core

In late 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States was about to put out a call for proposals to fund the next flagship supercomputer in its TeraGrid program, which in one form or another has provided computing power to scientific researchers at U.S. ...

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