|Email:||domain: usfca.edu, user: peter|
|Mail:||Department of Computer Science|
|University of San Francisco|
|San Francisco, CA 94117|
|Spring 2019 Classes:||Differential Equations|
|Fall 2018 Classes:||Discrete Mathematics|
|Spring 2018 Classes:||Modern Parallel Programming|
|Fall 2017 Classes:||Introduction to Parallel Computing|
My main research interest is in parallel computing. I've been involved in the development of the MPI Standard for message-passing, and I've written a short User's Guide to MPI. My book Parallel Programming with MPI is an elementary introduction to programming parallel systems that use the MPI-1 library of extensions to C and Fortran. It is intended for use by students and professionals with some knowledge of programming conventional, single-processor systems, but who have little or no experience programming multiprocessor systems.
I've also worked in computational neuroscience, and my students and I have developed a collection of programs, Parallel Neurosys, for the simulation of large networks of biologically accurate neurons on parallel computers.
I also wrote a more general introduction to parallel programming, An Introduction to Parallel Programming. This is also an elementary introduction to parallel programming, but in addition to MPI, it introduces parallel programming in Pthreads and OpenMP.
In the fall of 2021, my colleague, Matthew Malensek, and I completed a second edition of An Introduction to Parallel Programming. In addition to MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP, this edition introduces programming in CUDA. We're still working on the supplementary materials, but we'll be posting them as soon as they're available.
Here's a short
introductory talk on CUDA programming that I gave in the
Computer Science Colloquium at Sonoma State.
Here are the slides and
the source code for the talk.
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