Van Zandt, John, 1954-

Parallel processing in information systems : with examples and cases / John Van Zandt. - New York : Wiley, c1992. - xxiii, 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - [Wiley professional computing] .

Series statement from jacket.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table Of Content:
Why Parallel Processing'.
Classification of Parallel Processors.
Early Generations of Parallel Processors.
The Third Generation--Commercializing Parallel Processing. Parallel Processors--New Releases.
Application Domains.
Programming Parallel Processors.
Selecting a Parallel Computer.
The Future of Parallel Processing.
Index. Table of contents

Written by one of the leading authorities in the field, it discusses the essential facts of parallel computing as applied to MIS systems. Thoroughly covers the growth of parallel processors from early forms to current and future generations; applications including databases, on line transaction processing, general purpose time-sharing support and network information servers. Features programming techniques in order to create parallel applications using practical, existing examples.

0471548227 (cloth : alk. paper)


Parallel processing (Electronic computers)

QA76.58 / .V36 1992

004.35 / ZAP 1992

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