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By Ronald W. Shonkwiler

During this textual content, scholars of utilized arithmetic, technology and engineering are brought to basic methods of puzzling over the wide context of parallelism. The authors commence through giving the reader a deeper realizing of the problems via a common exam of timing, info dependencies, and communique. those principles are carried out with recognize to shared reminiscence, parallel and vector processing, and disbursed reminiscence cluster computing. Threads, OpenMP, and MPI are coated, in addition to code examples in Fortran, C, and Java. the rules of parallel computation are utilized all through because the authors disguise conventional issues in a primary direction in clinical computing. construction at the basics of floating element illustration and numerical mistakes, a radical remedy of numerical linear algebra and eigenvector/eigenvalue difficulties is supplied. by way of learning how those algorithms parallelize, the reader is ready to discover parallelism inherent in different computations, resembling Monte Carlo tools.

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13. (5) Let A be an n × n upper triangular matrix such that aii = 0 for 1 ≤ i ≤ n, and let b be an n-dimensional vector. The Back Substitution method to solve the linear system Ax = b begins with determining xn by solving the scalar equation ann xn = bn . Then xn−1 is determined by solving an−1,n−1 xn−1 + an−1,n xn = bn−1 and so on. See p. 132. Let G be the DAG for back substitution. (a) Determine an optimal schedule for G using p = n − 1 processors. What is the speedup? (b) Can the calculation be done faster with p > n?

In a d-dimensional mesh, the nodes are conceptually arrayed on the points of a d-dimensional space having integer coordinates. Each node has a label (i 1 , i 2 , . . , i d ), where i k ∈ {1, 2, . . , n k }. Here n k is the extent in the kth dimension. The number of processors p is the product p = n 1 n 2 . . n d . If the extents are equal, n 1 = n 2 = · · · = n d = n, then p = n d . The links of the mesh are from each node to its nearest neighbors. Thus a node in the interior of the mesh has 2d links; for example, the node (2, 3, 4) of a 3-dimensional mesh communicates with the 6 nodes (1, 3, 4), (3, 3, 4), (2, 2, 4), (2, 4, 4), (2, 3, 3), and (2, 3, 5).

An , can be done in O(log m · log n) time where A is an m × m matrix. How many processors are required? ) 7. (5) Investigate a modified fan-in algorithm in which p processors divide the n summands into blocks of size n/ p. Each processor adds the terms of its block serially. Then processing switches to the usual fan-in algorithm. For a fan-in of n = 2r elements, and, with r a power of 2 dividing n, plot SU, Ef, and the product SU∗ Ef as functions of r for (a) p = r , and (b) p = 2r /r . ) 8. (4) Show that the evaluation of an nth degree polynomial can be done in O(log n) time.

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