The Parallel Process

The Parallel Process
Author: Krissy Pozatek
Publsiher: Lantern Books
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN 10: 1590562488
ISBN 13: 9781590562482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parallel Process Book Review:

For many parents of troubled teenagers, a therapeutic program that takes the child from the home for a period of time offers some respite from the daily tumult of acting out, lies, and tension that has left the family under siege. However, just as the teenager is embarking on a journey of self-discovery, skill-development, and emotional maturation, so parents too need to use this time to recognize that their own patterns may have contributed to their family s downward spiral. This is "The Parallel Process."Using case studies garnered from her many years as an adolescent and family therapist, Krissy Pozatek shows parents of pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults how they can help their children by attuning to emotions, setting limits, not rushing to their rescue, and allowing them to take responsibility for their actions, while recognizing their own patterns of emotional withdrawal, workaholism, and of surrendering their lives and personalities to parenting. "The Parallel Process" is an essential primer for all parents, whether of troubled teens or not, who are seeking to help the family stay and grow together as they negotiate the potentially difficult teenage years."

The Parallel Process

The Parallel Process
Author: Krissy Pozatek
Publsiher: Lantern Books
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2010-12
ISBN 10: 1590562364
ISBN 13: 9781590562369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parallel Process Book Review:

For many parents of troubled teenagers, a therapeutic program that takes the child from the home for a period of time offers some respite from the daily tumult of acting out, lies, and tension that has left the family under siege. However, just as the teenager is embarking on a journey of self-discovery, skill-development, and emotional maturation, so parents too need to use this time to recognize that their own patterns may have contributed to their family's downward spiral. This is The Parallel Process. Using case studies garnered from her many years as an adolescent and family therapist, Krissy Pozatek shows parents of pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults how they can help their children by attuning to emotions, setting limits, not rushing to their rescue, and allowing them to take responsibility for their actions, while recognizing their own patterns of emotional withdrawal, workaholism, and of surrendering their lives and personalities to parenting. The Parallel Process is an essential primer for all parents, whether of troubled teens or not, who are seeking to help the family stay and grow together as they negotiate the potentially difficult teenage years.

Scheduling for Parallel Processing

Scheduling for Parallel Processing
Author: Maciej Drozdowski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2010-03-14
ISBN 10: 9781848823105
ISBN 13: 184882310X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scheduling for Parallel Processing Book Review:

Overview and Goals This book is dedicated to scheduling for parallel processing. Presenting a research ?eld as broad as this one poses considerable dif?culties. Scheduling for parallel computing is an interdisciplinary subject joining many ?elds of science and te- nology. Thus, to understand the scheduling problems and the methods of solving them it is necessary to know the limitations in related areas. Another dif?culty is that the subject of scheduling parallel computations is immense. Even simple search in bibliographical databases reveals thousands of publications on this topic. The - versity in understanding scheduling problems is so great that it seems impossible to juxtapose them in one scheduling taxonomy. Therefore, most of the papers on scheduling for parallel processing refer to one scheduling problem resulting from one way of perceiving the reality. Only a few publications attempt to arrange this ?eld of knowledge systematically. In this book we will follow two guidelines. One guideline is a distinction - tween scheduling models which comprise a set of scheduling problems solved by dedicated algorithms. Thus, the aim of this book is to present scheduling models for parallel processing, problems de?ned on the grounds of certain scheduling models, and algorithms solving the scheduling problems. Most of the scheduling problems are combinatorial in nature. Therefore, the second guideline is the methodology of computational complexity theory. Inthisbookwepresentfourexamplesofschedulingmodels. Wewillgodeepinto the models, problems, and algorithms so that after acquiring some understanding of them we will attempt to draw conclusions on their mutual relationships.

Parallel Processing and Parallel Algorithms

Parallel Processing and Parallel Algorithms
Author: Seyed H Roosta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461212200
ISBN 13: 9781461212201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parallel Processing and Parallel Algorithms Book Review:

Motivation It is now possible to build powerful single-processor and multiprocessor systems and use them efficiently for data processing, which has seen an explosive ex pansion in many areas of computer science and engineering. One approach to meeting the performance requirements of the applications has been to utilize the most powerful single-processor system that is available. When such a system does not provide the performance requirements, pipelined and parallel process ing structures can be employed. The concept of parallel processing is a depar ture from sequential processing. In sequential computation one processor is in volved and performs one operation at a time. On the other hand, in parallel computation several processors cooperate to solve a problem, which reduces computing time because several operations can be carried out simultaneously. Using several processors that work together on a given computation illustrates a new paradigm in computer problem solving which is completely different from sequential processing. From the practical point of view, this provides sufficient justification to investigate the concept of parallel processing and related issues, such as parallel algorithms. Parallel processing involves utilizing several factors, such as parallel architectures, parallel algorithms, parallel programming lan guages and performance analysis, which are strongly interrelated. In general, four steps are involved in performing a computational problem in parallel. The first step is to understand the nature of computations in the specific application domain.

Brave Parenting

Brave Parenting
Author: Krissy Pozatek
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1614291098
ISBN 13: 9781614291091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brave Parenting Book Review:

How do we build resilient children who can handle life's challenges? As parents today, we often feel that our role is to protect our children from the world: to cushion them when they fall, to lift them over obstacles, and to remove sharp rocks from their path. But controling a child’s entire environment and keeping all pain at bay isn’t feasible—we can’t prepare the world for our children, so instead we should focus on preparing our children for the world. “The solution is not removing impediments from our children’s lives,” writes Krissy Pozatek, “it is compassionately encouraging them to be brave.” We need to show our kids how to navigate their own terrain. If our kids face small hurdles, small pains, at a young age and learn to overcome these obstacles, they will be much better equipped to face larger trouble later in life. Early lessons in problem solving teach self-confidence and self-reliance—and show us that our kids are tougher than we think. Krissy draws her lessons from her experience guiding children in wilderness therapy and from her Buddhist practice—showing us that all life is as unpredictable as mountain weather, that impermanence is the only constant, and that the most loving act a parent can do is fearlessly ready their child to face the wilderness. For parents of children of all ages.

Parallel Processing in the Visual System

Parallel Processing in the Visual System
Author: Jonathan Stone
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2013-03-08
ISBN 10: 1468444336
ISBN 13: 9781468444339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parallel Processing in the Visual System Book Review:

In the mid-sixties, John Robson and Christina Enroth-Cugell, without realizing what they were doing, set off a virtual revolution in the study of the visual system. They were trying to apply the methods of linear systems analysis (which were already being used to describe the optics of the eye and the psychophysical performance of the human visual system) to the properties of retinal ganglion cells in the cat. Their idea was to stimulate the retina with patterns of stripes and to look at the way that the signals from the center and the antagonistic surround of the respective field of each ganglion cell (first described by Stephen Kuffier) interact to generate the cell's responses. Many of the ganglion cells behaved themselves very nicely and John and Christina got into the habit (they now say) of calling them I (interesting) cells. However. to their annoyance, the majority of neurons they recorded had nasty, nonlinear properties that couldn't be predicted on the basis of simple summ4tion of light within the center and the surround. These uncoop erative ganglion cells, which Enroth-Cugell and Robson at first called D (dull) cells, produced transient bursts of impulses every time the distribution of light falling on the receptive field was changed, even if the total light flux was unaltered.

Applications of Parallel Processing in Vision

Applications of Parallel Processing in Vision
Author: J.R. Brannan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 337
Release: 1992-01-23
ISBN 10: 9780080867403
ISBN 13: 0080867405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Parallel Processing in Vision Book Review:

Considerable evidence exists that visual sensory information is analyzed simultaneously along two or more independent pathways. In the past two decades, researchers have extensively used the concept of parallel visual channels as a framework to direct their explorations of human vision. More recently, basic and clinical scientists have found such a dichotomy applicable to the way we organize our knowledge of visual development, higher order perception, and visual disorders, to name just a few. This volume attempts to provide a forum for gathering these different perspectives.

Process Algebra for Parallel and Distributed Processing

Process Algebra for Parallel and Distributed Processing
Author: Michael Alexander,William Gardner
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2008-12-22
ISBN 10: 9781420064872
ISBN 13: 1420064878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Process Algebra for Parallel and Distributed Processing Book Review:

Collects the Latest Research Involving the Application of Process Algebra to Computing Exploring state-of-the-art applications, Process Algebra for Parallel and Distributed Processing shows how one formal method of reasoning—process algebra—has become a powerful tool for solving design and implementation challenges of concurrent systems. Parallel Programming Divided into three parts, the book begins by parallelizing an algorithm for the Cell Broadband Engine processor of IBM, Sony, and Toshiba. It also develops a runtime environment that can be ported to different parallel platforms and describes the formal model of action systems. Distributed Systems The next part presents a process algebra (mCRL2) that targets distributed applications, looks at how to turn prose descriptions into unambiguous specifications, extends pi-calculus to create a service-oriented mobility abstract machine, and introduces the Channel Ambient Machine for mobile applications. Embedded Systems The final section combines state-based Z with the event-based process algebra CSP in a formal methodology called Circus. It also develops a pair of process algebras (PARS) to address the problem of scheduling in real-time embedded systems and emphasizes the reuse of concurrent artifacts across different hardware platforms. Highlighting recent research work, this volume addresses multicore programming problems and the evolution of the growing body of concurrency-enabled languages. It proposes solutions to the problems of designing and implementing today’s concurrency-constrained multicore processor and cloud architectures.

A Calculus of Distributed and Parallel Processes

A Calculus of Distributed and Parallel Processes
Author: Clemens H. Cap
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3322867633
ISBN 13: 9783322867636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Calculus of Distributed and Parallel Processes Book Review:

This book introduces a process calculus for parallel, distributed and reactive systems. It describes the conceptual foundations as well as the mathematical theory behind a programming language, and a number of application examples. The chosen approach provides a framework for understanding the semantics of parallel and distributed systems. Moreover, it can be directly applied to practical problems.

Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing

Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing
Author: Michael A. Heroux,Padma Raghavan,Horst D. Simon
Publsiher: SIAM
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780898718133
ISBN 13: 0898718139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing Book Review:

Parallel processing has been an enabling technology in scientific computing for more than 20 years. This book is the first in-depth discussion of parallel computing in 10 years; it reflects the mix of topics that mathematicians, computer scientists, and computational scientists focus on to make parallel processing effective for scientific problems. Presently, the impact of parallel processing on scientific computing varies greatly across disciplines, but it plays a vital role in most problem domains and is absolutely essential in many of them. Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing is divided into four parts: The first concerns performance modeling, analysis, and optimization; the second focuses on parallel algorithms and software for an array of problems common to many modeling and simulation applications; the third emphasizes tools and environments that can ease and enhance the process of application development; and the fourth provides a sampling of applications that require parallel computing for scaling to solve larger and realistic models that can advance science and engineering.

Oracle Parallel Processing

Oracle Parallel Processing
Author: Tushar Mahapatra,Sanjay Mishra
Publsiher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822028798304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oracle Parallel Processing Book Review:

Parallel processing is becoming increasingly important to database computing. Databases often grow to enormous sizes and are accessed by huge numbers of users. This growth strains the ability of single-processor and single-computer systems to handle the load. More and more, organizations are turning to parallel processing technologies to give them the performance, scalability, and reliability they need. Anyone managing a large database, a database with a large number of concurrent users, or a database with high availability requirements--such as a heavily trafficked e-commerce site--needs to know how to get the most out of Oracle's parallel processing technologies. Oracle Parallel Processing is the first book to describe the full range of parallel processing capabilities in the Oracle environment, including those new to Oracle8i. It covers: What is parallel processing--features, benefits, and pitfalls. Who needs it and who doesn't? What features does Oracle provide, and what are their requirements and overhead implications? The book answers these questions and presents the various parallel architectures (SMP, or Symmetric Multiprocessing; MPP, or Massively Parallel Processing; clustered systems; and NUMA, or Non Uniform Memory Access). Oracle parallel execution--Oracle supports a variety of parallel execution features in the database. The book covers the use, administration, and tuning of these features: parallel query, parallel data loading, parallel DML (Data Manipulation Language), parallel object creation (through DDL, or Data Definition Language), and parallel replication propagation. Oracle Parallel Server--Oracle also provides the OPS option, which work to be spread over both multiple CPUs and multiple nodes. This book covers OPS architecture, requirements, administration, tuning, storage management, recovery, and application failover issues. Oracle Parallel Processing also contains several case studies showing how to use Oracle's parallel features in a variety of real-world situations.

When Family Businesses are Best

When Family Businesses are Best
Author: Randel S. Carlock,John L. Ward
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2010-10-14
ISBN 10: 0230222625
ISBN 13: 9780230222625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Family Businesses are Best Book Review:

This book shows family businesses working together at their best and explores how effective planning and communication help business families grow and become sucessful enterprises

Introduction to Parallel Processing

Introduction to Parallel Processing
Author: Behrooz Parhami
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2006-04-11
ISBN 10: 0306469642
ISBN 13: 9780306469640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Parallel Processing Book Review:

THE CONTEXT OF PARALLEL PROCESSING The field of digital computer architecture has grown explosively in the past two decades. Through a steady stream of experimental research, tool-building efforts, and theoretical studies, the design of an instruction-set architecture, once considered an art, has been transformed into one of the most quantitative branches of computer technology. At the same time, better understanding of various forms of concurrency, from standard pipelining to massive parallelism, and invention of architectural structures to support a reasonably efficient and user-friendly programming model for such systems, has allowed hardware performance to continue its exponential growth. This trend is expected to continue in the near future. This explosive growth, linked with the expectation that performance will continue its exponential rise with each new generation of hardware and that (in stark contrast to software) computer hardware will function correctly as soon as it comes off the assembly line, has its down side. It has led to unprecedented hardware complexity and almost intolerable dev- opment costs. The challenge facing current and future computer designers is to institute simplicity where we now have complexity; to use fundamental theories being developed in this area to gain performance and ease-of-use benefits from simpler circuits; to understand the interplay between technological capabilities and limitations, on the one hand, and design decisions based on user and application requirements on the other.

Destroying Sanctuary

Destroying Sanctuary
Author: Sandra L. Bloom,Brian Farragher
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2010-10-28
ISBN 10: 9780199830848
ISBN 13: 0199830843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destroying Sanctuary Book Review:

For the last thirty years, the nation's mental health and social service systems have been under relentless assault, with dramatically rising costs and the fragmentation of service delivery rendering them incapable of ensuring the safety, security, and recovery of their clients. The resulting organizational trauma both mirrors and magnifies the trauma-related problems their clients seek relief from. Just as the lives of people exposed to chronic trauma and abuse become organized around the traumatic experience, so too have our social service systems become organized around the recurrent stress of trying to do more under greater pressure: they become crisis-oriented, authoritarian, disempowered, and demoralized, often living in the present moment, haunted by the past, and unable to plan for the future. Complex interactions among traumatized clients, stressed staff, pressured organizations, and a social and economic climate that is often hostile to recovery efforts recreate the very experiences that have proven so toxic to clients in the first place. Healing is possible for these clients if they enter helping, protective environments, yet toxic stress has destroyed the sanctuary that our systems are designed to provide. This thoughtful, impassioned critique of business as usual begins to outline a vision for transforming our mental health and social service systems. Linking trauma theory to organizational function, Destroying Sanctuary provides a framework for creating truly trauma-informed services. The organizational change method that has become known as the Sanctuary Model lays the groundwork for establishing safe havens for individual and organizational recovery. The goals are practical: improve clinical outcomes, increase staff satisfaction and health, increase leadership competence, and develop a technology for creating and sustaining healthier systems. Only in this way can our mental health and social service systems become empowered to make a more effective contribution to the overall health of the nation. Destroying Sanctuary is a stirring call for reform and recovery, required reading for anyone concerned with removing the formidable barriers to mental health and social services, from clinicians and administrators to consumer advocates.

Effective Health Risk Messages

Effective Health Risk Messages
Author: Kim Witte,Gary Meyer,Dennis Martell
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2001-04-12
ISBN 10: 9780761915096
ISBN 13: 0761915095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Health Risk Messages Book Review:

Winner of the Distinguished Book Award by the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association, 2001 Effective Health Risk Messages provides step-by-step instructions for developing theoretically based campaigns that work. Students and readers will learn about message development theories, formative and summative evaluation, and even basic research designs for evaluating your campaign. Worksheets are provided at the end of each chapter to provide readers with hands-on, practical experiences in developing effective health risk messages. This book is suitable for practitioners, researchers, and students alike, and can act as a stand-alone text or supplementary text for persuasion, public health, advertising, and marketing classes.

Massively Parallel Processing Applications and Development

Massively Parallel Processing Applications and Development
Author: L. Dekker,W. Smit,J.C. Zuidervaart
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 996
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483290433
ISBN 13: 9781483290430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Massively Parallel Processing Applications and Development Book Review:

The contributions of a diverse selection of international hardware and software specialists are assimilated in this book's exploration of the development of massively parallel processing (MPP). The emphasis is placed on industrial applications and collaboration with users and suppliers from within the industrial community consolidates the scope of the publication. From a practical point of view, massively parallel data processing is a vital step to further innovation in all areas where large amounts of data must be processed in parallel or in a distributed manner, e.g. fluid dynamics, meteorology, seismics, molecular engineering, image processing, parallel data base processing. MPP technology can make the speed of computation higher and substantially reduce the computational costs. However, to achieve these features, the MPP software has to be developed further to create user-friendly programming systems and to become transparent for present-day computer software. Application of novel electro-optic components and devices is continuing and will be a key for much more general and powerful architectures. Vanishing of communication hardware limitations will result in the elimination of programming bottlenecks in parallel data processing. Standardization of the functional characteristics of a programming model of massively parallel computers will become established. Then efficient programming environments can be developed. The result will be a widespread use of massively parallel processing systems in many areas of application.

Explorations in Parallel Distributed Processing

Explorations in Parallel Distributed Processing
Author: James L. McClelland,David E. Rumelhart
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780262631297
ISBN 13: 0262631296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explorations in Parallel Distributed Processing Book Review:

Includes 2 diskettes (for the Macintosh)

Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing

Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing
Author: Dror Feitelson,Eitan Frachtenberg,Larry Rudolph,Uwe Schwiegelshohn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2005-12-14
ISBN 10: 9783540310242
ISBN 13: 354031024X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing Book Review:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed postproceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing, JSSPP 2005, held in Cambridge, MA, USA in June 2005 in conjunction with the 19th ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS 2005). The 13 revised full research papers presented went through two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers in this volume cover a wide range of parallel architectures, from distributed grids, through clusters, to massively-parallel supercomputers. They are organized in topical sections on modeling and workloads, implementations and deployments, grid scheduling, as well as evaluation and metrics.

The Journey of the Heroic Parent

The Journey of the Heroic Parent
Author: Brad M. Reedy
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 1682450023
ISBN 13: 9781682450024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journey of the Heroic Parent Book Review:

Raising a child struggling with mental health issues, addiction, depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders or even just teen angst can be frightening and confusing. When all you've done is not enough, when your child seems lost and you feel inept and impotent, Dr Reedy can help you take the necessary steps to find your child, not with cursory cures or snappy solutions, but rather by effecting positive change in your own behaviour.

Mining Very Large Databases with Parallel Processing

Mining Very Large Databases with Parallel Processing
Author: Alex A. Freitas,Simon H. Lavington
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1997-11-30
ISBN 10: 9780792380481
ISBN 13: 0792380487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mining Very Large Databases with Parallel Processing Book Review:

Mining Very Large Databases with Parallel Processing addresses the problem of large-scale data mining. It is an interdisciplinary text, describing advances in the integration of three computer science areas, namely `intelligent' (machine learning-based) data mining techniques, relational databases and parallel processing. The basic idea is to use concepts and techniques of the latter two areas - particularly parallel processing - to speed up and scale up data mining algorithms. The book is divided into three parts. The first part presents a comprehensive review of intelligent data mining techniques such as rule induction, instance-based learning, neural networks and genetic algorithms. Likewise, the second part presents a comprehensive review of parallel processing and parallel databases. Each of these parts includes an overview of commercially-available, state-of-the-art tools. The third part deals with the application of parallel processing to data mining. The emphasis is on finding generic, cost-effective solutions for realistic data volumes. Two parallel computational environments are discussed, the first excluding the use of commercial-strength DBMS, and the second using parallel DBMS servers. It is assumed that the reader has a knowledge roughly equivalent to a first degree (BSc) in accurate sciences, so that (s)he is reasonably familiar with basic concepts of statistics and computer science. The primary audience for Mining Very Large Databases with Parallel Processing is industry data miners and practitioners in general, who would like to apply intelligent data mining techniques to large amounts of data. The book will also be of interest to academic researchers and postgraduate students, particularly database researchers, interested in advanced, intelligent database applications, and artificial intelligence researchers interested in industrial, real-world applications of machine learning.