New Book: USING OPENMP
By rchrd on Nov 07, 2007
Portable Shared Memory Parallel Programming, by Barbara Chapman, Gabriele Jost and Ruud van der Pas, with a foreword by David J. Kuck, covers shared-memory parallelization on a number of platforms.
I've had a pre-publication peek at it (because one of the authors, Ruud van der Pas, is a Sun engineer I work very closely with), and I can say that it packs a lot of very useful information in one place.
Most useful is a discussion of how cache lines can interfere with OpenMP parallelization and cause performance and scaling degradation if you are not aware of what's going on.
This will be a very valuable book on my shelf when it's available.