Description : Study the past, if you would divine the future. -CONFUCIUS A well written, organized, and concise survey is an important tool in any newly emerging field of study. This present text is the first of a new series that has been established to promote the publications of such survey books. A survey serves several needs. Virtually every new research area has its roots in several diverse areas and many of the initial fundamental results are dispersed across a wide range of journals, books, and conferences in many dif ferent sub fields. A good survey should bring together these results. But just a collection of articles is not enough. Since terminology and notation take many years to become standardized, it is often difficult to master the early papers. In addition, when a new research field has its foundations outside of computer science, all the papers may be difficult to read. Each field has its own view of el egance and its own method of presenting results. A good survey overcomes such difficulties by presenting results in a notation and terminology that is familiar to most computer scientists. A good survey can give a feel for the whole field. It helps identify trends, both successful and unsuccessful, and it should point new researchers in the right direction.
Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Euro-Par 2014, held in Porto, Portugal, in August 2014. The 68 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 267 submissions. The papers are organized in 15 topical sections: support tools environments; performance prediction and evaluation; scheduling and load balancing; high-performance architectures and compilers; parallel and distributed data management; grid, cluster and cloud computing; green high performance computing; distributed systems and algorithms; parallel and distributed programming; parallel numerical algorithms; multicore and manycore programming; theory and algorithms for parallel computation; high performance networks and communication; high performance and scientific applications; and GPU and accelerator computing.
Description : This book contains papers selected for presentation at the Sixth Annual Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing. The workshop washosted by the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology. All the major research efforts in parallel languages and compilers are represented in this workshop series. The 36 papers in the volume aregrouped under nine headings: dynamic data structures, parallel languages, High Performance Fortran, loop transformation, logic and dataflow language implementations, fine grain parallelism, scalar analysis, parallelizing compilers, and analysis of parallel programs. The book represents a valuable snapshot of the state of research in the field in 1993.