- Code COMP4300
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology
In 2023, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Be proficient at programming multiple parallel machines in more than one special programming language or programming system
- Be able to descriptively compare the performance of different programs and methods on one machine
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the elements of parallel programming language and system implementation
- Recall the history of parallel systems and describe the developments in the field
Professional Skills Mapping:
- Assignments (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Laboratories (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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WorkloadThirty one-hour lectures, six two-hour tutorial/laboratory sessions
Requisite and Incompatibility
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.
The course assumes proficiency in programming, and currently uses the C programming language. While it is largely self-contained, some background in threaded programming, message-based programming (e.g. sockets) and computer organization will be useful.
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