The other day my friend Trey was lamenting that there was nothing at the library for novices on high performance computing. Well, the good news is that Douglas Eadline wrote such a book a few years ago with the help of AMD and Sun Microsystems.
In simple terms, HPC enables us to first model then manipulate those things that are important to us. HPC changes everything. It is too important to ignore or push aside. Indeed, HPC has moved from a selective and expensive endeavor to a cost-effective technology within reach of virtually every budget. This book will help you to get a handle on exactly what HPC does and can be. High Performance Computing For Dummies, 2nd AMD Special Edition is intended for anyone who has heard about the many benefits of using HPC (such as streamlining processes or saving money). This book explains what HPC is and shows how it can help you or others within your company.