Meet the Experts - James Reinders


James Reinders

James is involved in multiple engineering, research and educational efforts to increase use of parallel programming throughout the industry. Joining Intel Corporation in 1989, his contributions have included working on the world's first TeraFLOP/s supercomputer (ASCI Red) and the world's first TeraFLOP/s microprocessor (Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor). James has been an author on numerous technical books, including Intel® Threading Building Blocks (O'Reilly Media, 2007), Structured Parallel Programming (Morgan Kaufmann, 2012), Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor High Performance Programming (Morgan Kaufmann, 2013), Multithreading for Visual Effects (A K Peters/CRC Press, 2014), and High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volumes One and Two (Morgan Kaufmann, 2015).

Useful Links

Multithreading for Visual Effects / SIGGRAPH 2015 Tutorial
Books on Programming Multicore and Many-core by James Reinders and Jim Jeffers
Translating Multicore Power into Application Performance



High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume TwoHigh Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume Two

High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume 2 offers another set of examples that demonstrate how to leverage parallelism. Similar to Volume 1, the techniques included here explain how to use processors and coprocessors with the same programming – illustrating the most effective ways to combine Xeon Phi coprocessors with Xeon and other multicore processors. 

high performance parallelism pearlsHigh Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume One

High Performance Parallelism Pearls shows how to leverage parallelism on processors and coprocessors with the same programming – illustrating the most effective ways to better tap the computational potential of systems with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and Intel Xeon processors or other multicore processors. 

Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor High-Performance ProgrammingIntel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor High-Performance Programming

Authors Jim Jeffers and James Reinders spent two years helping educate customers about the prototype and pre-production hardware before Intel introduced the first Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. They have distilled their own experiences coupled with insights from many expert customers, Intel Field Engineers, Application Engineers and Technical Consulting Engineers, to create this authoritative first book on the essentials of programming for this new architecture and these new products.

Structured Parallel ProgrammingStructured Parallel Programming: Patterns for Efficient Computation

Parallel computing experts and industry insiders Michael McCool, Arch Robison, and James Reinders describe how to design and implement maintainable and efficient parallel algorithms using a pattern-based approach. They present both theory and practice, and give detailed concrete examples using multiple programming models. Examples are primarily given using two of the most popular and cutting edge programming models for parallel programming: Threading Building Blocks, and Cilk Plus. These architecture-independent models enable easy integration into existing applications, preserve investments in existing code, and speed the development of parallel applications. Examples from realistic contexts illustrate patterns and themes in parallel algorithm design that are widely applicable regardless of implementation technology.

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