|Meeting Times:||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 - 9:50, Trinkle B7|
|Office Hours:||MWF 11:00 - 12:00, TR 9:00 - 11:00, or by appointment.|
This course provides an introduction to parallel computing, covering topics including parallel architectures, programming techniques and libraries, the study of existing parallel computing systems, and performance analysis. Students will use a variety of hardware to explore current libraries and methods used for parallel programming.
Late assignments will have a 10% reduction in grade for each day late. Lab assignments will be due by the start of the next class period after they are assigned. There will be no make up for missed tests. If you cannot attend a test period, please contact me ahead of time to arrange another time to take it. Final grades will not be rounded up, and no extra credit opportunities will be given on an individual basis.
The University provides the opportunity to provide grading feedback midway through the semester. This will take into account your score on the mid-term exam and the programming projects submitted up to that point. Any student receiving less than a 65% on either of these will receive a "U" for their mid-semester grade. If this happens to you, please don't hesitate to talk with me about how we can improve your performance in this class.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the letter and spirit of the UMW Honor Constitution, as well as the CPSC department honor policy. For this class in particular:
For labs, collaboration is OK. The goal of the labs is to ensure you understand the concepts we are going over.
For projects, you may discuss the ideas with other students, but all of your work must be your own. You must yourself write and understand everything in each assignment you submit. It is an honor code violation to copy directly from another student either by copy and paste or by transcription, or to copy from the web.
For exams, you can not talk to anyone during the exam, or use any kind of notes.
If you have any questions or need clarification, please don't hesitate to contact me!
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Classroom activities in this course may be recorded by student's enrolled in the course for the personal, educational use of that student or for all students presently enrolled in the class only, and may not be further copied, distributed, published or otherwise used for any other purpose without the express written consent of the course instructor. All students are advised that classroom activities may be taped by students for this purpose. Distribution or sale of class recordings is prohibited without the written permission of the instructor and other students who are recorded. Distribution without permission is a violation of copyright law. This policy is consistent with UMW's Policy on Recording Class and Distribution of Course Materials.
|Date||Class Topic||Assignment Due|
|August 27||Course Introduction|
|August 29||Parallel Hardware|
|August 31||Parallel Software|
|September 3||No class, Labor Day|
|September 5||Introduction to Pthreads|
|September 7||Lab 1: Pthreads|
|September 10||Critical Sections & Mutexes|
|September 12||Lab 2: Thread Timing|
|September 14||Hurricane Florence!|
|September 19||Semaphores Continued|
|September 21||Lab 3: Deadlock|
|September 24||Barriers & Conditions|
|September 26||Read-Write Locks|
|September 28||Lab 4: False Sharing|
|October 1||Introduction to OpenMP|
|October 3||Reductions & Parallel For|
|October 5||Lab 5: OpenMP||Knapsack Problem Due|
|October 10||OpenMP Synchronization|
|October 12||Midterm Exam|
|October 15||Fall Break|
|October 17||No class|
|October 19||No class|
|October 22||Introduction to MPI|
|October 24||MPI Continued|
|October 26||Lab 6: MPI|
|October 29||Collective Communication|
|October 31||MPI Odds & Ends|
|November 2||Lab 7: Collective Communication||Horizontal Blur Due|
|November 5||Distributed computing|
|November 7||No Class|
|November 9||Lab 8: MPI Deadlock|
|November 12||No Class|
|November 14||Introduction to Cuda|
|November 16||Lab 9: CUDA|
|November 19||More Cuda Programming|
|November 21||Thanksgiving Break|
|November 23||Thanksgiving Break|
|November 26||CUDA Threads|
|November 28||CUDA Synchronization||Forest Simulation Due|
|November 30||Lab 10: CUDA Threads|
|December 3||Parallel Algorithms, Parallel Sorting|
|December 5||Parallel Sorting Continued|
|December 7||Parallel Searching, Exam Review|
|December 12||Final Exam, 8:30 - 11:00 AM||Bin Packing Approximation Due|
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