The purpose of this book is to help you understand how to program shared-memory parallel machines without risking your sanity. By describing the algorithms and designs that have worked well in the past, we hope to help you avoid at least some of the pitfalls that have beset parallel projects.Read more »
A few years ago, in 2005, Herb Sutter published an article in Dr. Dobb’s Journal , “The Free Lunch Is Over: A Fundamental Turn Toward Concurrency in Software”. He talked about the need to start developing software considering concurrency to fully exploit continuing exponential microprocessors throughput gains.
Here we are in year 2009...
Groovy is an agile dynamic language for the Java Platform. It runs on the JVM (Java Virtual Machine). It supports Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs). Last week, GParallelizer 0.7 release added exciting intuitive ways to handle tasks, actors and message. Great news for the Groovy community in order to go parallel.Read more »
Intel's Hyper-Threading technology was introduced with the 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 microprocessor. A few years later, the new Intel Core i7 processors offer Hyper-Threading again.Read more »
Java's development team understands the multicore revolution and is working hard in offering a new concurrency framework taking into account the new possibilities offered by the new microprocessors. Hence, JDK 7 (Java Development Kit 7) will offer the fork-join framework in order to help Java developers to tackle the multicore revolution using this popular programming language.Read more »
Parallel programming is not just about multi-threading and multi-core. There’s also a lot of power in the SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) extended instruction set available in most modern microprocessors from Intel and AMD.Read more »
C, C#, Erlang, and more A list of book releases compiled by Dr. Dobb's to keep you up-to-date on parallel programming and multicore technology.Read more »
One problem does remain. Many of the texts that provide the information needed to learn how to work with multiple processors are written in language that the average human doesn’t understand. With C# 2008 and 2005 Threaded Programming this problem is also relieved.Read more »
An intersting video showing how an application's performance increases when optimized for parallel execution. It's a book's promotion, but it is very instructive.Read more »