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TDDC78 lectures and lessons (2014)


Preliminary lecture/lesson program for 2014.
The times and locations (including for the lab sessions) can be found on the schedule page.

Lectures and lessons are given in English.

  1. Overview and organization.
    Parallel computer architecture concepts I: Clusters and Interconnection Networks (CK)
  2. Parallel computer architecture concepts II: Memory Hierarchy, Shared Memory* (CK)
  3. Guest lecture and guided tour: Introduction to NSC systems (by Peter Kjellström, NSC)
  4. TOP500 and trends in supercomputer architecture.
    Design of parallel programs I
    (CK)
  5. Design of parallel programs II (CK)
  6. MPI (CK)
    Lesson: Introduction to the lab series, pthreads and OpenMP (UD)
  7. OpenMP (CK)
  8. OpenMP and MPI advanced issues (CK),
    Mid-term evaluation by muddy cards (CK)
    Tools for performance analysis (CK)
  9. Design and analysis of parallel algorithms I* (CK)
  10. Design and analysis of parallel algorithms II; Fundamental dataparallel algorithms* (CK)
  11. Parallel Basic Linear Algebra Algorithms (CK)
  12. Parallel Basic Linear Algebra Algorithms (cont.);
  13. Parallel Solving of Linear Equation Systems (CK)
    Grid computing (CK)
  14. Loop Parallelization and Optimization* (CK)
    Outlook (CK)

Remark: The lectures marked by * are largely shared with TDDD56 Multicore and GPU Programming. This minor replication is necessary to make sure that the two courses can be taken stand-alone or in arbitrary order. If you already have taken TDDD56 you may skip these lectures or consider them as an extra repetition opportunity.

Lecture notes:

  • Lecture notes for the lectures by Christoph Kessler (CK) are made available electronically for registered students on this page.
  • For further literature, see the literature list.
  • Lecture notes for the lessons can be downloaded from the lab page.
  • Optional theory exercises that you may use to practise on your own.

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Last updated: 2014-05-23