With the rise of multi-core architecture, parallel programming is an increasingly important topic for software engineers and computer system designers. Written by well-known researchers Larry Snyder and Calvin Lin, this highly anticipated first edition emphasizes the principles underlying parallel computation, explains the various phenomena, and clarifies why these phenomena represent opportunities or barriers to successful parallel programming. Ideal for an advanced upper-level undergraduate course, Principles of Parallel Programming supplies enduring knowledge that will outlive the current hardware and software, aiming to inspire future researchers to build tomorrow’s solutions.
"...the first basic book on the subject that I've ever seen that seems to have the pulse on the true issues of parallelism that are relevant for students." — Alan Edelman, MIT
"Principles of Parallel Programming is a wonderful book and I plan to use it in our new parallel programming course..." — Peiyi Tang, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
"I like [Principles of Parallel Programming] very much for a few specific reasons: it's concise, covers the most relevant topics but does not take thousand pages to do it, it is hands on and it covers...recent developments with multi-core and GPGPU." — Edin Hodzic, Santa Clara University