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Recent Advances in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface - 13th European PVM/MPI User's Group Meeting,... Recent Advances in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface - 13th European PVM/MPI User's Group Meeting, Bonn, Germany, September 17-20, 2006, Proceedings (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
Bernd Mohr, Jesper Larsson Traff, Joachim Worringen, Jack Dongarra
R2,031 R1,875 Discovery Miles 18 750 Save R156 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th European PVM/MPI Users' Group Meeting, held in September 2006. The book presents 38 revised full papers together with abstracts of 6 invited contributions, 4 tutorial papers and 6 poster papers. The papers are organized in topical sections on collective communication, communication protocols, debugging and verification, fault tolerance, metacomputing and grid, parallel I/O, implementation issues, object-oriented message passing, limitations and extensions and performance.

Advances in Computer Systems Architecture - 11th Asia-Pacific Conference, ACSAC 2006, Shanghai, China, September 6-8, 2006,... Advances in Computer Systems Architecture - 11th Asia-Pacific Conference, ACSAC 2006, Shanghai, China, September 6-8, 2006, Proceedings (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
Chris Jesshope, Colin Egan
R2,400 R2,214 Discovery Miles 22 140 Save R186 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th Asia-Pacific Computer Systems Architecture Conference, ACSAC 2006, held in Shanghai in September 2006.

The 60 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and they address issues as processor and network design, reconfigurable computing and operating systems, including both low- level design issues in hardware and systems. There are papers describing large and significant computer-based infrastructure projects and also many papers which reflect the move to concurrency on chip in multi-core devices and many more are concerned with the significant problems industry will face with stricter budgets in power dissipation.

CONCUR 2006 - Concurrency Theory - 17th International Conference, CONCUR 2006, Bonn, Germany, August 27-30, 2006 (Paperback,... CONCUR 2006 - Concurrency Theory - 17th International Conference, CONCUR 2006, Bonn, Germany, August 27-30, 2006 (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
Christel Baier, Holger Hermanns
R2,280 R2,103 Discovery Miles 21 030 Save R177 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Concurrency Theory, CONCUR 2006, held in Bonn, Germany in August 2006. The 29 revised full papers presented together with 5 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 101 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on model checking, process calculi, minimization and equivalence checking, types, semantics, probability, bisimulation and simulation, real time, and formal languages.

Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures and Applications - Second International Workshop, ARC 2006, Delft, The Netherlands,... Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures and Applications - Second International Workshop, ARC 2006, Delft, The Netherlands, March 1-3, 2006 Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
Koen Bertels, Joao M.P. Cardoso, Stamatis Vassiliadis
R2,052 R1,899 Discovery Miles 18 990 Save R153 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Reconfigurable Computing, ARC 2006, held in Delft, The Netherlands, in March 2006.

The 22 revised full papers and 35 revised short papers presented were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 95 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on applications, power, image processing, organization and architecture, networks and communication, security, and tools.

Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation - 6th International Workshop, SAMOS 2006, Samos, Greece,... Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation - 6th International Workshop, SAMOS 2006, Samos, Greece, July 17-20, 2006, Proceedings (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
Stamatis Vassiliadis, Stephan Wong, Timo D. Hamalainen
R2,278 R2,099 Discovery Miles 20 990 Save R179 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Systems, Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation, SAMOS 2006, held in Samos, Greece on July 2006.

The 47 revised full papers presented together with 2 keynote talks were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 130 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on system design and modeling, wireless sensor networks, processor design, dependable computing, architectures and implementations, as well as embedded sensor systems.

Model-Driven Architecture - Foundations and Applications - Second European Conference, ECMDA-FA 2006, Bilbao, Spain, July... Model-Driven Architecture - Foundations and Applications - Second European Conference, ECMDA-FA 2006, Bilbao, Spain, July 10-13, 2006, Proceedings (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
Jos Warmer, Arend Rensink
R2,087 R1,931 Discovery Miles 19 310 Save R156 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Model-Driven Architecture, including model-drivenapproaches in general, holds the big promise of moving software development towards a higher level of - straction. Given the challenges in the software industry of delivering more c- plex functionality with less e?ort, I am convinced that it isn't a question of whether model-driven development will succeed, but rather a question of when it will break through. However, before this can happen, we have many challe- ing problems to conquer. There are both theoretical and pragmatic problems to solve and therefore we need a close collaboration between industry and the academic world. ThegoaloftheEuropeanConferenceonModel-DrivenArchitecture-Fo- dations and Applications (ECMDA-FA) is to bring together industry and academia to tackle the problems in model-driven development. This volume includes 18 foundation papers and 12 application papers, which is a ?ne b- ance between both worlds. ECMDA-FA 2006 also hosted six workshops on both theoretical and practical aspects of MDA. Furthermore, the keynote speakers, David Frankel and Bran Selic, from some of the world's largest IT companies proved that industry is very much involved in MDA.

Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems - 6th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, DAIS 2006, Athens, Greece, June... Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems - 6th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, DAIS 2006, Athens, Greece, June 14-16, 2006 (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
Frank Eliassen, Alberto Montresor
R1,858 R1,725 Discovery Miles 17 250 Save R133 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems, DAIS 2006, held in Bologna, Italy, June 2006. The book presents 21 revised regular and 5 revised work-in-progress papers, on architectures, models, technologies and platforms for interoperable, scalable and adaptable systems and cover subjects as methodological aspects, tools and language of building adaptable distributed and interoperable services, and many more.

Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics - 6th International Conference, PPAM 2005, Poznan, Poland, September 11-14, 2005,... Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics - 6th International Conference, PPAM 2005, Poznan, Poland, September 11-14, 2005, Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
Roman Wyrzykowski, Jack Dongarra, Norbert Meyer, Jerzy Wa sniewski
R3,675 R3,362 Discovery Miles 33 620 Save R313 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, PPAM 2005. The book presents 135 papers organized in topical sections on parallel and distributed architectures, parallel and distributed non-numerical algorithms, performance analysis, prediction and optimization, grid programming, tools and environments for clusters and grids, applications of parallel/distributed/grid computing, evolutionary computing with applications, parallel data mining, parallel numerics, and mathematical and computing methods.

Applied Parallel Computing - State of the Art in Scientific Computing (Paperback, 2006 ed.): Jack Dongarra, Kaj Madsen, Jerzy... Applied Parallel Computing - State of the Art in Scientific Computing (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
Jack Dongarra, Kaj Madsen, Jerzy Wa sniewski
R4,322 R3,563 Discovery Miles 35 630 Save R759 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Applied Parallel Computing, PARA 2004, held in June 2004. The 118 revised full papers presented together with five invited lectures and 15 contributed talks were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the proceedings. The papers are organized in topical sections.

Power-Aware Computer Systems - 4th International Workshop, PACS 2004, Portland, OR, USA, December 5, 2004, Revised Selected... Power-Aware Computer Systems - 4th International Workshop, PACS 2004, Portland, OR, USA, December 5, 2004, Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Babak Falsafi, T.N. Vijaykumar
R1,356 R1,267 Discovery Miles 12 670 Save R89 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Welcome to the proceedings of the Power-Aware Computer Systems (PACS 2004) workshop held in conjunction with the 37th Annual International Sym- sium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-37). The continued increase of power and energy dissipation in computer systems has resulted in higher cost, lower re- ability, and reduced battery life in portable systems. Consequently, power and energy have become ?rst-class constraints at all layers of modern computer s- tems. PACS 2004 is the fourth workshop in its series to explore techniques to reduce power and energy at all levels of computer systems and brings together academic and industry researchers. The papers in these proceedings span a wide spectrum of areas in pow- aware systems. We have grouped the papers into the following categories: (1) microarchitecture- and circuit-level techniques, (2) power-aware memory and interconnect systems, and (3) frequency- and voltage-scaling techniques. The ?rst paper in the microarchitecture group proposes banking and wri- back ?ltering to reduce register ?le power. The second paper in this group - timizes both delay and power of the issue queue by packing two instructions in each issue queue entry and by memorizing upper-order bits of the wake-up tag. The third paper proposes bit slicing the datapath to exploit narrow width operations, and the last paper proposes to migrate application threads from one core to another in a multi-core chip to address thermal problems.

Component Deployment - Third International Working Conference, CD 2005, Grenoble, France, November 28-29, 2005, Proceedings... Component Deployment - Third International Working Conference, CD 2005, Grenoble, France, November 28-29, 2005, Proceedings (Paperback, 2., Unver??nd.)
Alan Dearle, Susan Eisenbach
R1,504 R1,391 Discovery Miles 13 910 Save R113 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science contains the proceedings of the rd 3 Working Conference on Component Deployment (CD 2005), which took place from 28 to 29, November 2005 in Grenoble, France, and co-located with Middleware 2005. CD 2005 is the third international conference in the series, the first two being held in Berlin and Edinburgh in 2002 and 2004, respectively. The proceedings of both these conferences were also published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and may be found in volumes 2370 and 3083. Component deployment addresses the tasks that need to be performed after components have been developed and addresses questions such as: * What do we do with components after they have been built? * How do we deploy them into their execution environment? * How can we evolve them once they have been deployed? CD 2005 brought together researchers and practitioners with the goal of deve- ping a better understanding of how deployment takes place in the wider context. The Program Committee selected 15 papers (12 long papers, three short papers) out of 29 submissions. All submissions were reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. Papers were selected based on originality, quality, soundness and relevance to the workshop.

Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications - Third International Symposium, ISPA 2005, Nanjing, China, November 2-5,... Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications - Third International Symposium, ISPA 2005, Nanjing, China, November 2-5, 2005, Proceedings (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Yi Pan, Daoxu Chen, Minyi Guo, Jiannong Cao, Jack Dongarra
R3,802 R3,490 Discovery Miles 34 900 Save R312 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Welcome to the proceedings of ISPA 2005 which was held in the city of Nanjing. Parallel computing has become a mainstream research area in computer science and the ISPA conference has become one of the premier forums for the presentation of new and exciting research on all aspects of parallel computing. We are pleased to present the proceedings for the 3rd International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications (ISPA 2005), which comprises a collection of excellent technical papers, and keynote speeches. The papers accepted cover a wide range of exciting topics, including architectures, software, networking, and applications. The conference continues to grow and this year a record total of 968 manuscripts (including workshop submissions) were submitted for consideration by the Program Committee or workshops. From the 645 papers submitted to the main conference, the Program Committee selected only 90 long papers and 19 short papers in the program. Eight workshops complemented the outstanding paper sessions.

Distributed and Parallel Computing - 6th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing,... Distributed and Parallel Computing - 6th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, ICA3PP, Melbourne, Australia, October 2-3, 2005, Proceedings (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Michael Hobbs, Andrzej Goscinski, Wanlei Zhou
R2,099 R1,944 Discovery Miles 19 440 Save R155 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There are many applications that require parallel and distributed processing to allow complicated engineering, business and research problems to be solved in a reasonable time. Parallel and distributed processing is able to improve company profit, lower costs of design, production, and deployment of new technologies, and create better business environments. The major lesson learned by car and aircraft engineers, drug manufacturers, genome researchers and other specialist is that a computer system is a very powerful tool that is able to help them solving even more complicated problems. That has led computing specialists to new computer system architecture and exploiting parallel computers, clusters of clusters, and distributed systems in the form of grids. There are also institutions that do not have so complicated problems but would like to improve profit, lower costs of design and production by using parallel and distributed processing on clusters. In general to achieve these goals, parallel and distributed processing must become the computing mainstream. This implies a need for new architectures of parallel and distributed systems, new system management facilities, and new application algorithms. This also implies a need for better understanding of grids and clusters, and in particular their operating systems, scheduling algorithms, load balancing, heterogeneity, transparency, application deployment, which is of the most critical importance for their development and taking them by industry and business.

Digital Design from Zero to One (Paperback, 11): Jerry D. Daniels Digital Design from Zero to One (Paperback, 11)
Jerry D. Daniels
R5,018 Discovery Miles 50 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Takes a fresh look at basic digital design. From definition, to example, to graphic illustration, to simulation result, the book progresses through the main themes of digital design. Technically up-to-date, this book covers all the latest topics: Field programmable gate arrays, PALs and ROMs. The latest memory chips for SRAM and DRAM are shown. Software for creating the excitation equations of FSM are covered, as well as LogicWorks and Beige Bag PC and more.

Model Driven Architecture - European MDA Workshops: Foundations and Applications, MDAFA 2003 and MDAFA 2004, Twente, The... Model Driven Architecture - European MDA Workshops: Foundations and Applications, MDAFA 2003 and MDAFA 2004, Twente, The Netherlands, June 26-27, 2003, and Linkoeping, Sweden, June 10-11, 2004, Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 2005)
Uwe Assmann, Mehmet Aksit, Arend Rensink
R1,611 R1,498 Discovery Miles 14 980 Save R113 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) is an initiative proposedby the Object M- agement Group (OMG) for platform-generic software development. MDA s- arates the speci?cation of system functionality from the implementation on a speci?c platform. It is aimed at making software assets more resilient to changes caused by emerging technologies. While stressing the importance of modeling, the MDA initiative covers a wide spectrum of research areas. Further e?orts are required to bring them into a coherent approach based on open standards and supported by matured tools and techniques. Thisvolumecontainstheselectedpapersoftwoworkshopson Model-Driven Architecture Foundations and Applications (MDAFA): MDAFA 2003 held at the University of Twente, Twente, The Netherlands, June 26 27, 2003, and MDAFA 2004 held at Linko ]ping University, Link] oping, Sweden, June 10 11, 2004. The goal of the workshops was to understand the foundations of MDA, to share experience in applying MDA techniques and tools, and to outline future research directions. The workshops organizers encouraged authors of accepted papers to re-submit their papers to a post-workshop reviewing process; 15 of these papers were accepted to appear in this volume on MDA."

Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications - Second International Symposium, ISPA 2004, Hong Kong, China, December... Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications - Second International Symposium, ISPA 2004, Hong Kong, China, December 13-15, 2004, Proceedings (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Jiannong Cao, Laurence T. Yang, Minyi Guo, Francis Lau
R3,445 R3,156 Discovery Miles 31 560 Save R289 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Welcometotheproceedingsofthe2ndInternationalSymposiumonParalleland Distributed Processing and Applications (ISPA2004) which was held in Hong Kong, China, 13 15 December, 2004. With the advance of computer networks and hardware technology, parallel and distributed processing has become a key technology which plays an imp- tant part in determining future research and development activities in many academic and industrial branches. It provides a means to solve computati- ally intensive problems by improving processing speed. It is also the only - ableapproachtobuildinghighlyreliableandinherentlydistributedapplications. ISPA2004 provided a forum for scientists and engineers in academia and ind- try to exchange and discuss their experiences, new ideas, research results, and applications about all aspects of parallel and distributed computing. There was a very large number of paper submissions (361) from 26 countries and regions, including not only Asia and the Paci?c, but also Europe and North America. All submissions were reviewed by at least three program or technical committee members or external reviewers. It was extremely di?cult to select the presentations for the conference because there were so many excellent and interesting submissions. In order to allocate as many papers as possible and keep the high quality of the conference, we ?nally decided to accept 78 regular papers and 38 short papers for oral technical presentations. We believe that all of these papers and topics not only provide novel ideas, new results, work in progress and state-of-the-art techniques in this ?eld, but also stimulate the future research activities in the area of parallel and distributed computing with applications."

Domain Decomposition Methods in Science and Engineering (Paperback, 2005 ed.): Ralf Kornhuber, Ronald W. Hoppe, Jacques... Domain Decomposition Methods in Science and Engineering (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Ralf Kornhuber, Ronald W. Hoppe, Jacques Periaux, Olivier Pironneau, Olof Widlund, …
R3,854 R3,585 Discovery Miles 35 850 Save R269 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Domain decomposition is an active, interdisciplinary research area that is devoted to the development, analysis and implementation of coupling and decoupling strategies in mathematics, computational science, engineering and industry. A series of international conferences starting in 1987 set the stage for the presentation of many meanwhile classical results on substructuring, block iterative methods, parallel and distributed high performance computing etc. This volume contains a selection from the papers presented at the 15th International Domain Decomposition Conference held in Berlin, Germany, July 17-25, 2003 by the world's leading experts in the field. Its special focus has been on numerical analysis, computational issues, complex heterogeneous problems, industrial problems, and software development.

Complex Digital Circuits (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Jean-Pierre Deschamps, Elena Valderrama, Lluis Teres Complex Digital Circuits (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Jean-Pierre Deschamps, Elena Valderrama, Lluis Teres
R1,329 Discovery Miles 13 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This textbook is designed for a second course on digital systems, focused on the design of digital circuits. It was originally designed to accompany a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) created at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), currently available on the Coursera platform. Readers will learn to develop complex digital circuits, starting from a functional specification, will know the design alternatives that a development engineer can choose to reach the specified circuit performance, and will understand which design tools are available to develop a new circuit.

Cross-Industry Use of Blockchain Technology and Opportunities for the Future (Hardcover): Idongesit Williams Cross-Industry Use of Blockchain Technology and Opportunities for the Future (Hardcover)
Idongesit Williams
R5,295 Discovery Miles 52 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Blockchain is a technology that transcends cryptocurrencies. There are other services in different sectors of the economy that can benefit from the trust and security that blockchains offer. For example, financial institutions are using blockchains for international money transfer, and in logistics, it has been used for supply chain management and tracking of goods. As more global companies and governments are experimenting and deploying blockchain solutions, it is necessary to compile knowledge on the best practices, strategies, and failures in order to create a better awareness of how blockchain could either support or add value to other services. Cross-Industry Use of Blockchain Technology and Opportunities for the Future provides emerging research highlighting the possibilities inherent in blockchain for different sectors of the economy and the added value blockchain can provide for the future of these different sectors. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as data privacy, information sharing, and digital identity, this book is ideally designed for IT specialists, consultants, design engineers, cryptographers, service designers, researchers, academics, government officials, and industry professionals.

Efficient Processing of Deep Neural Networks (Paperback): Vivienne Sze, Yu-Hsin Chen, Tien-Ju Yang, Joel S. Emer Efficient Processing of Deep Neural Networks (Paperback)
Vivienne Sze, Yu-Hsin Chen, Tien-Ju Yang, Joel S. Emer
R1,991 Discovery Miles 19 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A structured treatment of the key principles and techniques for enabling efficient processing of deep neural networks, with techniques that don't sacrifice accuracy or increase hardware costs. DNNs are currently widely used for many artificial intelligence (AI) applications, including computer vision, speech recognition, and robotics. While DNNs deliver state-of-the-art accuracy on many AI tasks, it comes at the cost of high computational complexity. Therefore, techniques that enable efficient processing of deep neural networks to improve key metrics - such as energy-efficiency, throughput, and latency - without sacrificing accuracy or increasing hardware costs are critical to enabling the wide deployment of DNNs in AI systems. The book includes background on DNN processing; a description and taxonomy of hardware architectural approaches for designing DNN accelerators; key metrics for evaluating and comparing different designs; features of DNN processing that are amenable to hardware/algorithm co-design to improve energy efficiency and throughput; and opportunities for applying new technologies. Readers will find a structured introduction to the field as well as formalization and organization of key concepts from contemporary work that provide insights that may spark new ideas.

Efficient Processing of Deep Neural Networks (Hardcover): Vivienne Sze, Yu-Hsin Chen, Tien-Ju Yang, Joel S. Emer Efficient Processing of Deep Neural Networks (Hardcover)
Vivienne Sze, Yu-Hsin Chen, Tien-Ju Yang, Joel S. Emer
R2,401 Discovery Miles 24 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A structured treatment of the key principles and techniques for enabling efficient processing of deep neural networks, with techniques that don't sacrifice accuracy or increase hardware costs. DNNs are currently widely used for many artificial intelligence (AI) applications, including computer vision, speech recognition, and robotics. While DNNs deliver state-of-the-art accuracy on many AI tasks, it comes at the cost of high computational complexity. Therefore, techniques that enable efficient processing of deep neural networks to improve key metrics-such as energy-efficiency, throughput, and latency-without sacrificing accuracy or increasing hardware costs are critical to enabling the wide deployment of DNNs in AI systems. The book includes background on DNN processing; a description and taxonomy of hardware architectural approaches for designing DNN accelerators; key metrics for evaluating and comparing different designs; features of DNN processing that are amenable to hardware/algorithm co-design to improve energy efficiency and throughput; and opportunities for applying new technologies. Readers will find a structured introduction to the field as well as formalization and organization of key concepts from contemporary work that provide insights that may spark new ideas.

Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing - International Conference EUC 2004, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Japan, August 25-27, 2004,... Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing - International Conference EUC 2004, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Japan, August 25-27, 2004, Proceedings (Paperback, 2004 ed.)
Laurence T. Yang, Minyi Guo, Guang R. Gao, Niraj K. Jha
R3,443 R3,145 Discovery Miles 31 450 Save R298 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Welcome to the proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2004) which was held in Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Japan, 25-27 August 2004. Embedded and ubiquitous computing are emerging rapidly as exciting new paradigms and disciplines to provide computing and communication services all the time, everywhere. Its systems are now invading every aspect of life to the point that they are disappearing inside all sorts of appliances or can be worn unobtrusively as part of clothing and jewelry, etc. This emergence is a natural outcome of research and technological advances in embedded systems, pervasive computing and communications, wireless networks, mobile computing, distri- ted computing and agent technologies, etc. Its explosive impact on academia, industry, government and daily life can be compared to that of electric motors over the past century but promises to revolutionize life much more profoundly than elevators, electric motors or even personal computer evolution ever did. The EUC 2004 conference provided a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to address all the resulting profound ch- lenges including technical, safety, social, legal, political, and economic issues, and to present and discuss their ideas, results, work in progress and experience on all aspects of embedded and ubiquitous computing. There was a very large number of paper submissions (260) from more than 20countriesandregions, includingnotonlyAsiaandthePaci?c, butalsoEurope and North America. All submissions were reviewed by at least three program or technical committee members or external reviewer

Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics - 5th International Conference, PPAM 2003, Czestochowa, Poland, September 7-10,... Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics - 5th International Conference, PPAM 2003, Czestochowa, Poland, September 7-10, 2003. Revised Papers (Paperback, 2004 ed.)
Roman Wyrzykowski, Jack Dongarra, Marcin Paprzycki, Jerzy Wa sniewski
R3,324 R3,152 Discovery Miles 31 520 Save R172 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is our pleasure to provide you with the volume containing the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathe- tics, which was held in Cz, estochowa, a Polish city famous for its Jasna Gora Monastery, on September 7-10, 2003. The ?rst PPAM conference was held in 1994 and was organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Cz, estochowa University of Technology in its hometown. The main idea behind the event was to provide a forum for researchers involved in applied and computational mathematics and parallel computing to exchange ideas in a relaxed atmosphere. Conference organizers hoped that this arrangement would result in cross-pollination and lead to successful research collaborations. In - dition, they hoped that the initially mostly Polish conference would grow into an international event. The fact that these assumptions were correct was proven by the growth of the event. While the ?rst conference consisted of 41 presen- tions, the conference reached 150 participants in Na l, ecz ow in 2001. In this way the PPAM conference has become one of the premiere Polish conferences, and de?nitely the most important one in the area of parallel/distributed computing andappliedmathematics. This year's meeting gathered almost 200 participants from 32 countries. A strict refereeing process resulted in the acceptance of approximately 150 cont- buted presentations, while the rejection rate was approximately 33%."

Performance Modelling Techniques for Parallel Supercomputing Applications (Paperback): A. Grove, P.D. Coddington Performance Modelling Techniques for Parallel Supercomputing Applications (Paperback)
A. Grove, P.D. Coddington
R1,049 Discovery Miles 10 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ever since the invention of the computer, users have demanded more and more computational power to tackle increasingly complex problems. A common means of increasing the amount of computational power available for solving a problem is to use parallel computing. Unfortunately, however, creating efficient parallel programs is notoriously difficult. In addition to all of the well-known problems that are associated with constructing a good serial algorithm, there are a number of problems specifically associated with constructing a good parallel algorithm. These mainly revolve around ensuring that all processors are kept busy and that they have timely access to the data that they require. Unfortunately, however, controlling a number of processors operating in parallel can be exponentially more complicated than controlling one processor. Furthermore, unlike data placement in serial programs, where sophisticated compilation techniques that optimise cache behaviour and memory interleaving are common, optimising data placement throughout the vastly more complex memory hierarchy present in parallel computers is often left to the parallel application programmer. All of these problems are compounded by the large number of parallel computing architectures that exist, because they often exhibit vastly different performance characteristics, which makes writing well-optimised, portable code especially difficult. The primary weapon against these problems in a parallel programmer's or parallel computer architect's arsenal is -- or at least should be -- the art of performance prediction. This book provides a historical exposition of over four decades of research into techniques for modelling the performance of computer programs running on parallel computers.

Parallel and Distributed Computing - A Survey of Models, Paradigms and Approaches (Hardcover): Claudia Leopold Parallel and Distributed Computing - A Survey of Models, Paradigms and Approaches (Hardcover)
Claudia Leopold
R3,327 R3,136 Discovery Miles 31 360 Save R191 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An all-inclusive survey of the fundamentals of parallel and distributed computing. The use of parallel and distributed computing has increased dramatically over the past few years, giving rise to a variety of projects, implementations, and buzzwords surrounding the subject. Although the areas of parallel and distributed computing have traditionally evolved separately, these models have overlapping goals and characteristics. Parallel and Distributed Computing surveys the models and paradigms in this converging area of parallel and distributed computing and considers the diverse approaches within a common text. Covering a comprehensive set of models and paradigms, the material also skims lightly over more specific details and serves as both an introduction and a survey. Novice readers will be able to quickly grasp a balanced overview with the review of central concepts, problems, and ideas, while the more experienced researcher will appreciate the specific comparisons between models, the coherency of the parallel and distributed computing field, and the discussion of less well-known proposals. Other topics covered include:

  • Data parallelism
  • Shared-memory programming
  • Message passing
  • Client/server computing
  • Code mobility
  • Coordination, object-oriented, high-level, and abstract models
  • And much more

Parallel and Distributed Computing is a perfect tool for students and can be used as a foundation for parallel and distributed computing courses. Application developers will find this book helpful to get an overview before choosing a particular programming style to study in depth, and researchers and programmers will appreciate the wealth of information concerning the various areas of parallel and distributed computing.

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