The book was written by Intel's Alexander Supalov with support from Andrey Semin, Michael Klemm, and Christopher Dahnken. Alexander Supalov, PhD, is Cluster Tools Architect and a Senior Staff Engineer, responsible for setting the direction of the Intel Cluster Studio XE and its components. The newest title in the ApressOpen series, "Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools" takes the reader on a tour of the burgeoning field of high performance computing and the optimization of hybrid programmes. These programmes typically combine distributed memory and shared memory programming models and use the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and OpenMP for multi-threading to achieve the ultimate goal of high performance at low power consumption on enterprise-class workstations and compute clusters.
The book focuses on optimization for clusters consisting of the Intel Xeon processor, but the optimization methodologies also apply to the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor and heterogeneous clusters mixing both architectures. Besides the tutorial and reference content, the authors address and refute many myths and misconceptions surrounding the topic. The text is augmented and enriched by descriptions of real-life examples.
As part of the open access publishing partnership between Apress and Intel, the eBook version of "Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools" is freely available to download and share under the ApressOpen programme. For more information and to download the eBook, you can visit http://www.apress.com/9781430264965 .