Bulk Synchronous Parallel

Bulk Synchronous Parallel

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bulk Synchronous Parallel abstract computer is a bridging model for designing parallel algorithms. It serves a purpose similar to the Parallel Random Access Machine model. BSP differs from PRAM by not taking communication and synchronization for granted. An important part of analysing a BSP algorithm rests on quantifying the synchronisation and communication needed. BSP was developed by Leslie Valiant during the 1980s. The definitive article, "A Bridging Model for Parallel Computation" was published in 1990. In many parallel programming systems, communications are considered at the level of individual actions: sending and receiving a message, memory to memory transfer, etc. This is difficult to work with, since there are many simultaneous communication actions in a parallel program, and their interactions are typically complex. In particular, it is difficult to say much about the time any single communication action will take to complete.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136602482
  • 9786136602486