Parallel Computing for Beginners

By: Joel C. Adams, Richard A. Brown, Suzanne J. Matthews, and Elizabeth Shoop (CSinParallel) and Contributing Authors: Dorian Arnold, Steven Bogaerts, and John Rieffel

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