• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology

A practically oriented introduction to programming paradigms for parallel computers. Considers definitions of program efficiency on parallel computers, addresses the modelling, analysis and measurement of program performance. Description, implementation and use of parallel programming languages, parallel features of operating systems, library routines and applications.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the completion of this course the student will:

  • be able to program more than one parallel machine in more than one specialised programming language or programming system
  • be able to descriptively compare the performance of different programs and methods on one  machine
  • be aware of the elements of parallel programming language and system implementation
  • be aware of the history and developments in the field.

Other Information

Course offered in alternate odd-numbered years.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (30%); Laboratories (20%); Final Exam (50%)

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Workload

Thirty one-hour lectures, six two-hour tutorial/laboratory sessions

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP2310 and 6 units of 2000 level COMP courses; and 6 units of COMP2600 or 6u of 2000 level MATH courses.

Prescribed Texts

Lin, C. & Snyder, L., Principles of Parallel Programming, Pearson International Edition.

Grama, A., Gupta, A., Karypis, G. & Kumar,V., Introduction to Parallel Computing, 2nd Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2003.

Majors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $2190
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2850
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3288
2006 $3426
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3410 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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