Design of Parallel/Distributed Computer Systems and Computations
Dr. Sanzheng Qiao
GS305, ext. 27234, firstname.lastname@example.org
S. Qiao: Tue. 14:30--15:30, Thur. 14:30--15:30, GSB305
Term II, 2000-2001
TRF 11:30-12:20, BSB/318
Design of multi-processor systems for computation-intensive
applications and high-reliability applications, array processing
systems. Application of multi-processor systems to finite element
methods, simulations, optimization methods.
Prerequisites SFWR ENG 3X03, 4A03, 4E03
Gain basic skills in design and analysis of parallel programs;
recognize the differences between sequential programming and
identify parallelism in scientific and engineering applications.
Outline of Topics
Basic issues in high-performance computing;
models of parallel computing; programming in
shared address space and message passing environment;
scientific and engineering applications.
Three lectures a week. Programming assignments.
Student Assessment (Grading)
One final (40%) and
three programming assignments (60% total) will be handed out.
Assignments are due at the end of the lecture. The penalties
for late homework are: same day after the lecture, -10%;
next day, -30%; two days late, -60%; no acceptance afterwards.
The scale used by the Registrar's Office is adopted,
possibly with minor adjustments, for converting
the percentage marks to final letter grades.
Lecture notes are available on this web page.
- D.E. Culler, J.P. Singh,
Parallel Computer Architecture:
A Hardware/Software Approach,
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1999. (PCA)
- V. Kumar, A. Grama, A. Gupta, and G. Karypis,
Introduction to Parallel Computing: Design
and Analysis of Algorithms,
The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company,
- I. Foster,
Design and Building Parallel Programs,
Addison-Wesley, 1994. (DBPP)
- J. Demmel,
Lecture Notes for Applications of Parallel
- P.S. Pacheco,
Parallel Programming with MPI,
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1997. (MPI)
- A. Geist, A. Beguelin, J. Dongarra, W. Jiang,
R. Manchek, and V. Sunderam,
PVM: Parallel Virtual Machine--A Users' Guide and Tutorial
for Networked Parallel Computing,
The MIT Press, 1994.
- Willliam Gropp, Ewing Lusk, Anthony Skjellum,
Using MPI: Portable Parallel Programming with the
Message-Passing Interface, Second Edition.
The MIT Press, 1999.
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Marks (posted April 5, 2001)
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