This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1, 2022.
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
- 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
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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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