15-418/15-618: Parallel Computer Architecture and Programming, Fall 2021: Schedule

Notes

  • The exact topics of the lectures are subject to change.
  • We do not anticipate changing any of the other dates (exams, assignments, etc.)
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Date Topic Assignment  

Aug 30 Why parallelism? (slides; Lecture 1 videos: Part1 (ignore slides 2 and 3), Part2)
Sep 1 Modern multicore processors (slides; lecture 2 video)
Sep 3 Graphic processing units and CUDA (slides , video (part 1/2), video (part 3)) Assignment 1 out

Sep 8 Parallel programming models (slides; lecture 4 video)
Sep 10 Parallel programming basics (slides , lecture 5 video)

Sep 13 Work distribution and scheduling (slides , lecture 6 video) Assignment 1 due, assignment 2 out
Sep 15 Locality, communication, and contention (slides , lecture 7 video)
Sep 17 Application case studies (slides , lecture 8 video)

Sep 20 Workload-driven performance evaluation (pdf ,video (part 1), video (part 2), video (part 3))