Similar to previous versions of the standard, the MPI-3.1 standard is now available in hardcover.
Even though I have a copy of the MPI-3.1 PDF for quick/easy reference on my laptop, I find something intangibly inherently useful (and comforting?) in having a paper copy of the standard to thumb through.
The books have been (literally) spanning the color spectrum:
- MPI 2.1: hardcover was yellow
- MPI 2.2: hardcover was orange
- MPI 3.0: hardcover was green
- MPI 3.1: hardcover is blue
The books are available at cost — yes, that’s right: this is not a profit-generating endeavor — by the good people at HLRS (specifically, through the efforts of Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner and his team).
Click here to be taken to the HLRS web site, where you can click-through to purchase the book in Euros or US dollars.
- 19.50 Euro + shipping
- $23 USD + shipping
The MPI-3.1 blue book is 38oz of parallel computing goodness.
thanks for the Good Info. Love the “38 oz” of goodness remark!
Just placed my order. I, too, love getting the hardcover versions. That said, I never bought the Orange book. MPI 2.2 didn’t have anything I really needed at that time and I knew MPI 3.0 was around the corner…
Has anyone tested whether or not 38 oz is heavy enough for beating the sense into MapReduce programmers? 🙂
Sorry, Jeff, 38 oz is not heavy enough to pound in MapReduce. It’s an energy / entropy thing.
Buy two? 🙂
HLRS should add some more snippets and samples to make it 60+ oz which will most certainly be enough in the battle against MapReducers…
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