Chapter 1A Pattern Language for Parallel Programming

1.1 INTRODUCTION

1.2 PARALLEL PROGRAMMING

1.3 DESIGN PATTERNS AND PATTERN LANGUAGES

1.4 A PATTERN LANGUAGE FOR PARALLEL PROGRAMMING

1.1 Introduction

Computers are used to model physical systems in many fields of science, medicine, and engineering. Modelers, whether trying to predict the weather or render a scene in the next blockbuster movie, can usually use whatever computing power is available to make ever more detailed simulations. Vast amounts of data, whether customer shopping patterns, telemetry data from space, or DNA sequences, require analysis. To deliver the required power, computer designers combine multiple processing elements into a single larger system. These so-called ...

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