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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

About the reviewer

Dr. Michael Galloy is a software developer focusing on high-performance computing and visualization in scientific programming. He works mostly in IDL, but occasionally uses Python, C, and CUDA. Michael currently works for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory. Previously, he worked for Tech-X Corporation, where he was the main developer of GPULib, a library of IDL bindings for GPU-accelerated computation routines. He is the creator and main developer for IDLdoc, mgunit, and rIDL, all of which are open source projects, as well as the author of Modern IDL.




Richard Marsden has 25 years of professional software development experience. After starting in the field of geophysical surveying for the oil industry, he has spent the last 15 years running the Winwaed Software Technology LLC, an independent software vendor. Winwaed specializes in geospatial tools and applications including web applications and operates the Mapping-Tools website for tools and add-ins for geospatial applications such as Caliper Maptitude, Microsoft MapPoint, Android, and Ultra Mileage.

Richard has been a technical reviewer for a number of Packt publications, including Python Geospatial Development and Python Geospatial Analysis Essentials, both by Erik Westra; and Python Geospatial Analysis Cookbook, by Michael Diener.