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Parallel and Distributed Programming Using C++ by Tracey Hughes, Cameron Hughes

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Chapter 2. The Challenges of Parallel and Distributed Programming

 

“The idea that you should really indicate the exact values of any physical quantity — temperature, density, potential field strength or whatever ... is a bold extrapolation.”

 
 --Erwin Shrodinger, Causality and Wave Mechanics

In the basic sequential model of programming, a computer program’s instructions are executed one at a time. The program ...

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