Accession Number : ADA182935

Title :   Parallel and Distributed Computing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 85-30 Nov 86,

Corporate Author : MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH INST BERKELEY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kaplansky,I ; Karp,Richard M

PDF Url : ADA182935

Report Date : 11 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A workshop on the complexity of parallel and distributed computation in May 1986. It has 21 speakers and 141 participants; their interests ranged from practical questions about the architecture of parallel and distributed systems to highly theoretical questions about the complexity of parallel computation. A panel discussion was held on the topic 'Bridging the Gap Between the Theory and Practice of Parallel and Distributed Computing'. The main focus of the workshop was a set of mathematical and algorithmic issues that underlie the efficient use of the massively parallel computers that are just beginning to come into use. Several of the lectures were concerned with efficient algorithms for such computers. Other lectures were concerned with the problems of synchronization, load-sharing, and communication between processors in such systems. A third major theme was the reliable operation of such systems in the presence of faulty processors.

Descriptors :   *PARALLEL PROCESSING, *DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, EFFICIENCY, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, OPERATION, RELIABILITY, COMPUTERS, ALGORITHMS, SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS), WORKSHOPS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE