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  • Title High Performance Computing
  • Author(s) Charles Severancen
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2nd Edition (1998), eBook (OpenStax/CNX Revised Edition, 2012)
  • License(s): CC BY 4.0
  • Paperback 422 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156592312X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565923126
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Book Description

The purpose of this book is to teach new programmers and scientists about the basics of High Performance Computing. Too many parallel and high performance computing books focus on the architecture, theory and computer science surrounding HPC. This book speaks to the practicing chemistry student, physicist, or biologist who need to write and run their programs as part of their research.

It presents techniques that address new performance issues in the programming of high performance computing (HPC) applications. Omitting tedious details, the book discusses hardware architecture concepts and programming techniques that are the most pertinent to application developers for achieving high performance. Even though the text concentrates on C and Fortran, the techniques described can be applied to other languages, such as C++ and Java.

About the Authors
  • Charles Severance is the associate director for advanced technology at the University of Michigan Media Union, where he also teaches computer science courses including Introduction to C++. His current research is in the area of Internet delivery of educational material. He has been active in IEEE standards for many years, and he edits a monthly column in the magazine IEEE Computer on computer standards. Charles is the co-host of the television show North Coast Digital and was previously the co-host of the television show Nothin but Net.
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