TDT 4200 Parallel Computing -- Fall 2009
Assoc. Prof. Anne C. Elster
Teaching Assistants (Øvingsleder):
Jan Christian Meyer
Student Assistants (Und.ass.er):
Ahmed Aqrawi aqrawi at stud
Holger Ludvigsen holgerl at stud.
Credits (Studiepoeng) : 7.5
Examination form: Written (skriftlig) midterm: 25% and final: 50%
+ mandatory graded assignments ( obligatoriske og tellende øvinger):25%
Time and place:
You have to notifiy the instructor at the begining
of the semester if you cannot attend all lectures.
- Wednesdays 10:15-12:00 in F2 (Gamle Fysikk)
- Fridays 12:15-13:00 in F2 (Gamle Fysikk)
- Recitations (Øvingstimer): Tuesdays 17:15-19, F3
To give the students a good understanding of how to
optimize serial algorithms and programs, as well as teach them how to
develop efficient programs on modern multiprocessor systems.
Algorithms and Datastructures
and Computers and Operating Systems, or the equivalent.
Optimization of algorithms and programs for both serial and multi-processor
systems. How to choose algorithhms, use of optimized libraries,
compiler optimizations, and program profiling. How to take advantage of
PC clusters for large computational tasks which would otherwise not fit
on a single CPU/PC system, will also be covered.
Teaching form (undervisningsform):
Lectures (forelesninger) and recitations/assignments (øvingstimer/øvinger).
SYLLABUS (FORELESNINGSPLAN) -- TBA
Problem Assignments (Øvinger)
All assignments are mandatory (obligatoriske) and
at least 3 (selected by instructor) count for a portion of
the total grade. They must be done
indiviually, unless otherwise specified!
Plagarism (koking) will not be tollerated.
Assignments handed in after the deadlines without prior authorisation
from the instructor will not be counted unless a formal medical note
can be provided.
(see Syllabus and It's Learning for details re. assignment deadlines.)
Contact the TA (janchris-at-idi.ntnu.no) to get on the initial mailing
list, get a cluster account, and to make sure to receive the
assignments. The first assignment will be posted on August 26 and due
8am on Thursday Sep 3.
Note: You need to do PS1 before being allowed to hand in
subsequent problem sets. PS1 is mandatory (obligatorisk),
but will not count towards your final grade (i.e. not "tellende").
It is strongly recommended that you hand this assignment
in by Thursday Sept. 3. If for some reason you cannot make this
deadline, please contact the instructor ASAP (as soon as possible).
Get to know your class mates.
Photos of TDT 4200 students (pdf to be added)
MPI, our new cluster and PetSc
MPI Tutorial by Bill Gropp et. al presented Sept 2, 2009 by Jan Christian.
MPI Home page
Links to PETSc:
Material covered (Pensum):
Most of the material will be taken from:
Wilkinson & Allen: Parallel Programming 2nd edition
(promised at Tapir by end of August 2009)
We also recommend the following as a great MPI
programming text. Some of the MPI material will be taken from it:
Peter S. Pacheco: Parallel Programming with MPI
(finnes på Tapir)
Additional material will be presented from overheads and handouts
and may be taken from:
- Gerber: "The Software Optimization Cookbook"
ALSO CHECK "It's learning" FOR COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS, INFORMATION
RE: ASSIGNMENTS, GRADES, ETC
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