Fundamentals of Multicore Software Development

Victor Pankratius, Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai, Walter Tichy

December 12, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 330 Pages - 101 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439812730 - CAT# K10647
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science

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  • Presents the basics of multicore hardware and parallel programming
  • Explains how design patterns can be applied to parallel programming
  • Describes parallelism in C++, .NET, and Java as well as the OpenMP API
  • Discusses scalable manycore computing with CUDA and programming approaches for the Cell processor
  • Covers emerging technologies, including techniques for automatic extraction of parallelism from sequential code, automatic performance tuning for parallel applications, and a transactional memory programming model
  • Explores future directions of multicore processors


With multicore processors now in every computer, server, and embedded device, the need for cost-effective, reliable parallel software has never been greater. By explaining key aspects of multicore programming, Fundamentals of Multicore Software Development helps software engineers understand parallel programming and master the multicore challenge.

Accessible to newcomers to the field, the book captures the state of the art of multicore programming in computer science. It covers the fundamentals of multicore hardware, parallel design patterns, and parallel programming in C++, .NET, and Java. It also discusses manycore computing on graphics cards and heterogeneous multicore platforms, automatic parallelization, automatic performance tuning, transactional memory, and emerging applications.

As computing power increasingly comes from parallelism, software developers must embrace parallel programming. Written by leaders in the field, this book provides an overview of the existing and up-and-coming programming choices for multicores. It addresses issues in systems architecture, operating systems, languages, and compilers.


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