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Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing by Charles C Weems, Alan Sussman, Arnold L Rosenberg, Anshul Gupta, Sushil K Prasad

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Chapter 1

Editors’ introduction and road map

Sushil K. Prasad*; Anshul Gupta; Arnold L. Rosenberg; Alan Sussman§; Charles C. Weems    * Georgia State University IBM Research Northeastern University§ University of Maryland University of Massachusetts

Abstract

This chapter starts with a brief introduction to the NSF-supported Center for Parallel and Distributed Computing Curriculum Development and Educational Resources (CDER), under whose auspices this book is being published. It discusses the motivation behind this collection as well as the organization of the collection. It also includes short introductions to all the other chapters in the book, which contain the pedagogical material.

1.1 Why this book?

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