By Kathy Farrel
Peter Pacheco is Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of San Francisco
His main research interest is parallel computing. He’s been involved in the development of the MPI Standard for message-passing. His book “Parallel Programming with MPI” is an elementary introduction to programming parallel systems that use the MPI library of extensions to C and Fortran. His book “An Introduction to Parallel Programming” is designed to teach inexperienced programmers how to program both shared- and distributed-memory parallel systems.
He answers the following questions in this Parallel Programming Talk show at Intel.
1. Why another introductory book – aren’t there enough parallel books?
2. What does it cover?
3. Who’s the audience?
4. The book’s take away?
5. What else are you working on?