This page contains material that elaborates some of the topics discussed in class, as well as some interesting information about parallel architecture in general. This material will not be covered in either exam; it is only meant as a starting point for people wishing to go deeper into certain aspects of the course syllabus.
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This paper describes an "interrupt-based" message passing parallel architecture (this was briefly discussed in the second lecture). Active Messages have had a great impact on the development of parallel computer systems; according to Researchindex, this is also one of the 10 most cited papers in Computer Science.
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