This course is a practical introduction to large-scale multicore computing. It covers the principles and practices of contemporary and emerging multicore computers, with an emphasis on their impact upon software engineering practice. It also has an emphasis on the state-of-the-art of research which is driving the rapid evolution of these systems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Students will have an understanding of the issues involved in the design of hardware and programming languages for multicore systems, and be able to employ algorithms and data structures for applications that are efficient on large-scale systems. They will be proficient in at least two programming languages used on multicore systems, and will be able to evaluate their program's reliability and scalability. Students will have an understanding of the research issues driving multicore technology, and be able to assimilate and understand the impact of current literature.
Assignments 50%, Final Exam 50%.
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There will be one two-hour lecture per week (20 lectures in total), 8 two-hour tutorial / laboratory sessions.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Recommended reading includes:
Professional Multicore Programming: Design and Implementation for C++ Developers, Cameron Hughes and Tracey Hughes, Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-28962-4, 2008.
Multicore Application Programming, Daryl Gove, ISBN0-321-71137-8, Addison Wesley, 2011.
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