15-418/15-618: Parallel Computer Architecture and Programming, Spring 2022

Spring 2022
15-418/618 Lectures: MWF 3:05 - 4:25, DH 2210
Nathan Beckmann and Tianqi Chen.

From smart phones, to multi-core CPUs and GPUs, to the world's largest supercomputers, parallel processing is ubiquitous in modern computing. The goal of this course is to provide a deep understanding of the fundamental principles and engineering trade-offs involved in designing modern parallel computing systems as well as to teach parallel programming techniques necessary to effectively utilize these machines. Because writing good parallel programs requires an understanding of key machine performance characteristics, this course will cover hardware design and how that affects software design.

Course Syllabus


What's New?

Prerequisites: 15-213 or equivalent (including 14-513, 15-513, 18-213, and 18-613)


Getting Help

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Course Materials

Schedule Lecture schedule and slides
Assignments Details of assignments, due dates, and policies
Exams Information about exams
Resources Additional course resources

Course Information

For details See the course syllabus for details (below are just a few overview bits).
Lectures MWF 3:05-4:25 DH 2210
Credit 12 units
Grading See syllabus
Assignments There are four programming assignments, not evenly weighted. See the assignments page for the breakdown.
Exams There will be two exams (in-class, closed-book).
Exercises There will be five homework assignments.
Home http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~418
Questions Piazza, office hours
Course Directory /afs/cs.cmu.edu/academic/class/15418-s22/

Instructors

Name Nathan Beckmann Tianqi Chen
Contact beckmann@cs.cmu.edu
tqchen@cs.cmu.edu
Office GHC 9021 GHC ????
Office Hours TBD TBD