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

Fall 2020
15-418/618 Lectures: MWF 8:00-9:20, Online, Todd Mowry and Brian Railing

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

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Prerequisites: 15-213, 15-513, 18-213, or 18-600, ...

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Course Information

For details See the course syllabus for details (below is just a few overview bits).
Lectures MWF 8:00-9:20a Online
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).
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Name Todd Mowry Brian Railing
Contact tcm at cs bpr at cs
Office GHC 9113 Zoom
Office Hours TBD TR 10-11a