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Video: Task parallelism and data parallelism explained

Before you jump into parallel programming, you'll need to understand both task and data parallelism. In this video, Intel director James Reinders explains the difference between task and data parallelism, and how there is a way around the limits imposed by Amdahl's Law.

Before you jump into parallel programming, you'll need to understand both task and data parallelism. In this video, Intel director James Reinders explains the difference between task and data parallelism, and how there is a way around the limits imposed by Amdahl's Law.

Note: This video was originally published as part of ZDNet's Parallelism Breakthrough series - sponsored by Intel.

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