High Performance Computing and the Art of Parallel Programming: An Introduction for Geographers, Social Scientists and Engineers

1st Edition

Stan Openshaw, Ian Turton

Published November 25, 1999
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780415156929 - CAT# RU15889

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This book provides a non-technical introduction to High Performance Computing applications together with advice about how beginners can start to write parallel programs. The authors show what HPC can offer geographers and social scientists and how it can be used in GIS. They provide examples of where it has already been used and suggestions for other areas of application in geography and the social sciences. Case studies drawn from geography explain the key principles and help to understand the logic and thought processes that lie behind the parallel programming.

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