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Python Parallel Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Giancarlo Zaccone
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Python Parallel Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Giancarlo Zaccone

Overview of this book

<p>Nowadays, it has become extremely important for programmers to understand the link between the software and the parallel nature of their hardware so that their programs run efficiently on computer architectures. Applications based on parallel programming are fast, robust, and easily scalable. </p><p> </p><p>This updated edition features cutting-edge techniques for building effective concurrent applications in Python 3.7. The book introduces parallel programming architectures and covers the fundamental recipes for thread-based and process-based parallelism. You'll learn about mutex, semaphores, locks, queues exploiting the threading, and multiprocessing modules, all of which are basic tools to build parallel applications. Recipes on MPI programming will help you to synchronize processes using the fundamental message passing techniques with mpi4py. Furthermore, you'll get to grips with asynchronous programming and how to use the power of the GPU with PyCUDA and PyOpenCL frameworks. Finally, you'll explore how to design distributed computing systems with Celery and architect Python apps on the cloud using PythonAnywhere, Docker, and serverless applications. </p><p> </p><p>By the end of this book, you will be confident in building concurrent and high-performing applications in Python.</p>
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page

Understanding the cloud computing architecture

The architecture of cloud computing refers to a series of components and sub-components that make up the structure of the system. Typically, it can be grouped into the two main sections of Frontend and Backend:

Cloud computing architecture

Each section has a very specific meaning and scope and is linked to the other via a virtual network or an internet network.

The Frontend refers to the part of the cloud computing system that is visible to the user, which is realized through a series of interfaces and applications that allow the consumer to access the cloud system. Different cloud computing systems have different UIs.

The Backend is the part that is not visible to the customer. This section contains all the resources that allow the provider to provide cloud computing services such as servers, storage systems, and&...