Books about Parallel Computing#
This is a very incomplete list, permanently under construction, of books about parallel computing.
G. Hager and G. Wellein. Introduction to high performance computing for scientists and engineers. Chapman & Hall, 2010. This book first introduces the architecture of modern cache-based microprocessors and discusses their inherent performance limitations, before describing general optimization strategies for serial code on cache-based architectures. It next covers shared- and distributed-memory parallel computer architectures and the most relevant network topologies. After discussing parallel computing on a theoretical level, the authors show how to avoid or ameliorate typical performance problems connected with OpenMP. They then present cache-coherent nonuniform memory access (ccNUMA) optimization techniques, examine distributed-memory parallel programming with message passing interface (MPI), and explain how to write efficient MPI code. The final chapter focuses on hybrid programming with MPI and OpenMP.
V. Eijkhout. Introduction to high performance scientific computing. 2011. This is a textbook that teaches the bridging topics between numerical analysis, parallel computing, code performance, large scale applications. It can be freely downloaded from the author’s page on the book (though you have to respect the copyright of course).
A. Grama, A. Gupta, G. Kapyris, and V. Kumar. Introduction to parallel computing (2nd edition). Pearson Addison Wesley, 2003. ISBN 978-0-201-64865-2. A somewhat older book, but still used a lot as textbook in academic courses on parallel computing.
C. Lin and L. Snyder. Principles of parallel programming. Pearson Addison Wesley, 2008. ISBN 978-0-32148790-2. This books discusses parallel programming both from a more abstract level and a more practical level, touching briefly threads programming, OpenMP, MPI and PGAS-languages (using ZPL).
M. McCool, A.D. Robinson, and J. Reinders. Structured parallel programming: patterns for efficient computation. Morgan Kaufmann, 2012. ISBN 978-0-12-415993-8
F. Magoules, J. Pan, K.-A. Tan, and A. Kumar. Introduction to grid computing. CRC Press, 2019. ISBN 9780367385828.
A two-volume set in tutorial style:
W. Gropp, E. Lusk, and A. Skjellum. Using MPI: portable parallel programming with the Message-Passing Interface, third edition. MIT Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-262-57139-2 (paperback) or 978-0-262-32659-9 (ebook). This edition of the book is based on the MPI-3.0 specification.
W. Gropp, T. Hoeffler, R. Thakur and E. Lusk. Using advanced MPI: modern features of the Message-Passing Interface. MIT Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-262-52763-7 (paperback) or 978-0-262-32662-9 (ebook).
The books replace the earlier editions of “Using MPI: Portable Parallel Programming with the Message-Passing Interface” and the book “Using MPI-2: Advanced Features of the Message-Passing Interface”.
A two-volume set in reference style, but somewhat outdated:
M. Snir, S.W. Otto, S. Huss-Lederman, D.W. Walker, and J. Dongarra. MPI: the complete reference. Volume 1: the MPI core (2nd Edition). MIT Press, 1998. ISBN 978-0-262-69215-1.
W. Gropp, S. Huss-Lederman, A. Lumsdaine, E. Lusk, B. Nitzberg, W. Saphir, and M. Snir. MPI: the complete reference, Volume 2: the MPI-2 extensions. MIT Press, 1998. ISBN 978-0-262-57123-4.
The two volumes are also available as one set with ISBN number 978-0-262-69216-8.
B. Chapman, G. Jost, and R. van der Pas. Using OpenMP - portable shared memory parallel Programming. The MIT Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-262-53302-7.
R. Chandra, L. Dagum, D. Kohr, D. Maydan, J. McDonald, and R. Menon. Parallel programming in OpenMP. Academic Press, 2000. ISBN 978-1-55860-671-5.
M. Scarpino. OpenCL in action. Manning Publications Co., 2012. ISBN 978-1-617290-17-6
D.R. Kaeli, P. Mistry, D. Schaa, and D.P. Zhang. Heterogeneous computing with OpenCL 2.0, 1st Edition. Morgan Kaufmann, 2015. ISBN 978-0-12-801414-1 (print) or 978-0-12-801649-7 (eBook). A thourough rewrite of the earlier well-selling book for OpenCL 1.2 that saw 2 editions.
Xeon Phi computing#
R. Rahman. Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor architecture and tools: the guide for application Developers. Apress, 2013. SBN13: 978-1-4302-5926-8. This is a free book that is aimed at the Knights Corner generation of Xeon Phi processors. The newer Knights Landing generation has a reworked vector instruction set, but most principles explained in this book remain valid also for the newer generation(s).
J. Jeffers, J. Reinders, and A. Sodani. Intel Xeon Phi processor high performance programming, 2nd Edition (Knights Landing Edition). Morgan Kaufmann, 2016. ISBN 978-0-12-809194-4. Errata and downloadable code examples for this book and other books by Jeffers and Reinders are maintained on the blog lotsofcores.com.
Case studies and examples of programming paradigms#
J. Reinders and J. Jeffers (editors). High performance parallelism pearls. Volume 1: multicore and many-core programming approaches. Morgan Kaufmann, 2014. ISBN 978-0-12-802118-7
J. Reinders and J. Jeffers (editors). High performance parallelism pearls. Volume 2: multicore and many-core programming approaches. Morgan Kaufmann, 2015. ISBN 978-0-12-803819-2
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