Parallel Concepts

8/25/2001

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Parallel Concepts

The Goal of Parallelization

Speedup and Efficiency 

Amdahl’s Law

Amdahl’s Law: Time to Solution

The Practicality of Parallel Computing

Fine-Grained Vs Coarse-Grained

Other Impediments to Scalability

Parallel Programming Models

Computing p with DPL

Computing p with Shared Memory

Computing p with Message Passing

Computing p with POSIX Threads

Comparing Parallel Paradigms

Summary

Author: Frank Kampe 

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