Multicore NZ

July 15, 2010

Parallelism is not new

Filed under: High Performance Computing, Models, Multicore, Parallel Programming — multicoreblog @ 10:06 am

Peter J. Denning and Jack B. Dennis wrote in their paper “The Resurgence of Parallelism” that

“Parallelism is not new; the realization that it is essential for continued progress in high-performance computing is. Parallelism is not yet a paradigm, but may become so if enough people adopt it as the standard practice and standard way of thinking about computation.”

“The new era of research in parallel processing can benefit from the results of the extensive research in the 1960s and 1970s, avoiding rediscovery of ideas already documented in the literature: shared memory multiprocessing, determinacy, functional programming, and virtual memory.”

Worth reading not only for its excellent presentation and easy read but for the abundant References

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