If you’re looking to take full advantage of multi-core processors with concurrent programming, The Art of Concurrency (O’Reilly, US $44.99), by Clay Breshears, provides the knowledge and hands-on experience you need. The book is one of the few resources that focuses on implementing algorithms in the shared-memory model of multicore processors, rather than just theoretical models or distributed-memory architectures. The book provides detailed explanations and usable samples to help you transform algorithms from serial to parallel code, along with advice and analysis for avoiding mistakes that programmers typically make when first attempting these computations.
Written by a senior Intel engineer with over two decades of parallel and concurrent programming experience, this book will help you:
- Explore differences between programming for shared-memory and distributed-memory
- Learn guidelines for designing multithreaded applications, including testing and tuning
- Discover how to make best use of different threading libraries, including Windows threads, POSIX threads, OpenMP, and Intel Threading Building Blocks
- Explore how to implement concurrent algorithms that involve sorting, searching, graphs, and other practical computations
The Art of Concurrency shows you how to keep algorithms scalable to take advantage of new processors with even more cores. For developing parallel code algorithms and for concurrent programming, this book is essential.
Clay Breshears is currently a Course Architect for the Intel Software College, specializing in multi-core and multithreaded programming and training.