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Stephen Blair-Chappell , Andrew Stokes

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May 1 2012 Wrox Programmer to Programmer
Optimize code for multi-core processors with Intel's Parallel Studio

Parallel programming is rapidly becoming a "must-know" skill for developers. Yet, where to start? This teach-yourself tutorial is an ideal starting point for developers who already know Windows C and C++ and are eager to add parallelism to their code. With a focus on applying tools, techniques, and language extensions to implement parallelism, this essential resource teaches you how to write programs for multicore and leverage the power of multicore in your programs. Sharing hands-on case studies and real-world examples, the authors examine the challenges of each project and show you how to overcome them.

  • Explores conversion of serial code to parallel
  • Focuses on implementing Intel Parallel Studio
  • Highlights the benefits of using parallel code
  • Addresses error and performance optimization of code
  • Includes real-world scenarios that illustrate the techniques of advanced parallel programming situations

Parallel Programming with Intel Parallel Studio dispels any concerns of difficulty and gets you started creating faster code with Intel Parallel Studio.



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Optimize code for multi-core processors with Intel Parallel Studio XE

Serving as a stand-alone, teach-yourself tutorial, this book walks you through the steps for adding parallel programming to your skill set. With a special focus placed on applying tools, techniques, and language extensions to implement parallelism, this essential resource teaches you how to write programs for and leverage the power of multi-core processing. Real-world examples and case studies reveal common hurdles of particular projects, and the authors clearly explain how to handle these situations so that you are prepared for dealing with these challenges.

Parallel Programming with Intel Parallel Studio XE:

  • Provides a detailed overview of Intel Parallel Studio XE: Intel Parallel Composer XE, Intel VTune Amplifier XE, and Intel Parallel Inspector XE

  • Addresses how to choose the right parallel constructs and deal with parallel programming errors

  • Offers tips for optimizing code

  • Demonstrates how to build applications to run on more than one type of CPU

  • Zeroes in on writing secure code and avoiding common security pitfalls

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that guides you through all the techniques involved.

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About the Author

Stephen Blair-Chappell is a technical consulting engineer at Intel and has worked in the Intel Compiler Lab for more than a decade. He is a regular speaker at technical conferences in Europe and the U.S.

Andrew Stokes is a retired lecturer in software and electronics at Birmingham City University, UK. During his time at BCU Andrew developed many software simulation tools, including programs for artificial neural network simulation, CPU simulation, processor design, code development tools, and a PROLOG expert system.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Intel Parallel Studio book, okay otherwise June 17 2012
By Marc Mest - Published on Amazon.com
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The four stars are because this is a great book on the Intel Parallel Studio and how to utilize the tools in your workflow.

As a book to learn Parallel Programming; it is lacking. Considering the target audience is experienced programmers, I expected better coverage of both design and implementation considerations related to parallel programming. Everything is addressed from an application and algorithm level and completely ignores any coverage of system issues. ( IPC and Shared Memory are only covered at a superficial level ).

So if you are going to use this as a tutorial on parallel programming alone, it is seriously lacking. You will not understand enough to know you have serious gaps in your learning. That is probably my biggest issue.

As a book on the Intel Parallel Studio, this book is well worth the price. This has some great labs and walks you through the tools and various parallel technologies provided with the Intel suite. The Intel documentation is hard to navigate and this book is a great jumping off point. The author's provide code to test in the tools with bugs so you will understand the how and the why.

This is the first printing, so there are alot of editing issues.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! March 8 2014
By Rafael Bronzeri - Published on Amazon.com
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Intel Studio with a practical manner with enough detail.

Great explanation of vectorization and parallelism and good code samples to compare OpenMP, Intel Cilk and Intel TBB.

Very useful!
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Windows oriented March 3 2014
By Vishal Kasliwal - Published on Amazon.com
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That's basically it - the book is geared towards a Windows user and tries very hard to make sure the GUI is properly explained. The command line is not given as good a treatment. The book serves as a reasonably good introduction, but is just not in-depth enough to be exceptionally useful.
3.0 out of 5 stars Well, I am using the free version of IPS ... Nov. 11 2014
By JOSE Cabrera - Published on Amazon.com
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Well, I am using the free version of IPS in Ubuntu Linux. I found some examples that use windows.h and mm????.h which are libraries that apply only to Windows. I wish the author could make available versions of these examples that do not use those windows libraries so they could easlily run in Linux.

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