New Edition
High Performance Computing,
Edition 1 Modern Systems and Practices
By Thomas Sterling, Maciej Brodowicz and Matthew Anderson

Publication Date: 05 Dec 2017

High Performance Computing: Modern Systems and Practices is a fully comprehensive and easily accessible treatment of high performance computing, covering fundamental concepts and essential knowledge while also providing key skills training. With this book, domain scientists will learn how to use supercomputers as a key tool in their quest for new knowledge. In addition, practicing engineers will discover how supercomputers can employ HPC systems and methods to the design and simulation of innovative products, and students will begin their careers with an understanding of possible directions for future research and development in HPC.

Those who maintain and administer commodity clusters will find this textbook provides essential coverage of not only what HPC systems do, but how they are used.

Key Features

  • Covers enabling technologies, system architectures and operating systems, parallel programming languages and algorithms, scientific visualization, correctness and performance debugging tools and methods, GPU accelerators and big data problems
  • Provides numerous examples that explore the basics of supercomputing, while also providing practical training in the real use of high-end computers
  • Helps users with informative and practical examples that build knowledge and skills through incremental steps
  • Features sidebars of background and context to present a live history and culture of this unique field
  • Includes online resources, such as recorded lectures from the authors’ HPC courses
About the author
By Thomas Sterling, Indiana University Bloomington, USA; Maciej Brodowicz, Indiana University Bloomington, USA and Matthew Anderson, Department of English, University of New England, Maine, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. HPC Architecture3. Commodity Clusters4. Benchmarking5. The Essential Moab6. SMP7. The Essential OpenMP8. The Essential MPI9. Parallel Algorithms10. Libraries11. Operating Systems12. Scientific Visualization13. Performance Monitoring14. Debugging15. Accelerators16. Essential OpenACC17. Mass Storage18. File Systems19. Map Reduce20. Checkpointing21. Beyond (Next Steps)

Appendices: Essential CLinux User Interface

Book details
ISBN: 9780124201583
Page Count: 718
Retail Price : £78.99
  • Patterson and Hennessy, Computer Organization and Design, 5e, MK, 9780124077263, 2014, 900pp, $89.95
  • Pacheco, An Introduction to Parallel Programming, MK, 9780123742605, 2011, 370pp, $79.95
  • Kirk and Hwu, Programming Massively Parallel Programming 2e, MK, 9780124159921, 2012, 514pp, $74.95
Instructor Resources
Graduate or senior undergraduate students studying parallelism and high-performance computing; professionals and researchers looking to master high-performance computing