Best Reference Books – Parallel Programming

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Parallel Programming subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Parallel Programming along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Parallel Programming subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Parallel Programming" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Programming Massively Parallel Processors” by Kirk
2. “An Introduction to Parallel Programming” by Pacheco
3. “Parallel Programming in C with Mpi and Openmp” by Michael Quinn

“Parallel Programming in C with Mpi and Openmp” Book Review: This book introduces a rock-solid design methodology with coverage of the most important MPI functions and OpenMP directives. It also demonstrates, through a wide range of examples, how to develop parallel programs that will execute efficiently on today’s parallel platforms. It addresses the needs of students and professionals who want to learn how to design, analyze, implement, and benchmark parallel programs in C using MPI and/or OpenMP. It includes motivation and history, parallel architectures etc.

4. “Parallel Computers: Architecture and Programming” by V Rajaraman and C Siva Ram Murthy

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“Parallel Computers: Architecture and Programming” Book Review: This book retains the lucidity of the first edition and has added new material to reflect the advances in parallel computers. It is useful for the final year undergraduate students of computer science and engineering and information technology. It describes the principles of designing parallel computers and how to program them. It is based on the emergence of parallel computers on a single silicon chip popularly known as multicore processors and the rapid developments in Cloud Computing. It also includes the introduction to how to solve problems in parallel and describes how parallelism is used in improving the performance of computers. The topics discussed include instruction level parallel processing, architecture of parallel computers, multicore processors, grid and cloud computing, parallel algorithms, parallel programming, compiler transformations, operating systems for parallel computers, and performance evaluation of parallel computers.

5. “Parallel Programming: Techniques and Applications Using Networked Workstations and Parallel Computers” by WILKINSON

“Parallel Programming: Techniques and Applications Using Networked Workstations and Parallel Computers” Book Review: It is useful for undergraduate/graduate-level parallel programming courses. It links to real parallel programming software-covers the techniques of parallel programming in a practical manner that enables students to write and evaluate their parallel programs. It focuses on cluster programming as this type of programming has become more widespread with the availability of low-cost computers.

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6. “Python Parallel Programming Cookbook” by Giancarlo Zaccone

“Python Parallel Programming Cookbook” Book Review: This book is for software developers who want to use parallel programming techniques to write powerful and efficient code. It allows nonexperts to deal with and easily understand the topics exposed in this book. It is easy to master the basics and the advanced features of parallel computing.

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