Distributed Computing with Python

Packt Publishing Ltd, 12/04/2016 - 170 páginas

Harness the power of multiple computers using Python through this fast-paced informative guide

About This BookYou'll learn to write data processing programs in Python that are highly available, reliable, and fault tolerantMake use of Amazon Web Services along with Python to establish a powerful remote computation systemTrain Python to handle data-intensive and resource hungry applicationsWho This Book Is For

This book is for Python developers who have developed Python programs for data processing and now want to learn how to write fast, efficient programs that perform CPU-intensive data processing tasks.

What You Will LearnGet an introduction to parallel and distributed computingSee synchronous and asynchronous programmingExplore parallelism in PythonDistributed application with CeleryPython in the CloudPython on an HPC clusterTest and debug distributed applicationsIn Detail

CPU-intensive data processing tasks have become crucial considering the complexity of the various big data applications that are used today. Reducing the CPU utilization per process is very important to improve the overall speed of applications.

This book will teach you how to perform parallel execution of computations by distributing them across multiple processors in a single machine, thus improving the overall performance of a big data processing task. We will cover synchronous and asynchronous models, shared memory and file systems, communication between various processes, synchronization, and more.Style and Approach

This example based, step-by-step guide will show you how to make the best of your hardware configuration using Python for distributing applications.



An Introduction to Parallel and Distributed Computing
Asynchronous Programming
Parallelism in Python
Distributed Applications with Celery
Python in the Cloud
Python on an HPC Cluster
Testing and Debugging Distributed Applications
The Road Ahead
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Francesco Pierfederici is a software engineer who loves Python. He has been working in the fields of astronomy, biology, and numerical weather forecasting for the last 20 years. He has built large distributed systems that make use of tens of thousands of cores at a time and run on some of the fastest supercomputers in the world. He has also written a lot of applications of dubious usefulness but that are great fun. Mostly, he just likes to build things.

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