15-418/15-618: Parallel Computer Architecture and Programming, Spring 2020: Exams

  • Two exams are scheduled for the course:
    • Exam 1: Wed Feb 26
      • Coverage: Lectures up through Friday, Feb. 21
      • Study aids:
        • Be sure you have studied and understand the official solutions to exercises 1, 2, and 3
        • Here is a practice exam, based on questions from previous exams, and here is the solution. These are only a representative sample of the types of problems you may encounter. You might find the exercises a more reliable indicator of the test coverage.
    • Exam 2: Mon Apr 13
      • Coverage: All lectures through Monday, March 30, with emphasis on material covered since Monday, Feb. 24.
      • Study aids:
        • Review the problems of exercises 4 and 5 and their solutions carefully.
        • A practice exam, based on old exam questions, will be made available one week before the exam.
  • All exams will be held during the regular class time in the lecture room
  • If you have accomodations for the test, please contact the course instructors ahead of time.
  • All exams are closed book, closed notes.
  • However, you may bring one (1) double-sided 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of notes, which can be handwritten or machine-printed.
  • You may also bring blank scratch paper, but you are not permitted to use a calculator or any other electronic aid.