TDT 4200 Parallel Computing -- Spring 2007
Assoc. Prof. Anne C. Elster
Teaching Assistants (Øvingsledere):
Jan Christian Meyer and
Credits (Studiepoeng) : 7.5
Examination form: Written (skriftlig)
+ mandatory graded assignments ( obligatoriske og tellende øvinger)
Time and place:
You have the notifiy the instructor at the beinging
of the semester if you cannot attend all lectures.
- Mondays 9:15-10:00 in F6 (Gamle Fysikk) -- first lecture Jan 8
- Tuesdays 12:15-14:00 in F3
- Recitiations (Øvingstimer): Thursdays 17:15-19:00 (except 2 first weeks, generally only until 18:00)
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 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,
ompiler 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).
The assignments are mandatory (obligatoriske)
and will count towards the final grade (tellende).
SYLLABUS (FORELESNINGSPLAN) -- UPDATED
First recitation: Thursday Jan. 11 -- PS1 + C/Unix
LAST CLASS WEDNESDAY May 9, 2007 (Tues schedule)
on-line schedule for TDT 4200
FINAL is Fri. May 25, 15:00-19:00
Final Review Session (Spørretime): TBA
Programming Assignments (Øvinger) are mandatory and
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.)
Get to know your class mates.
Photos of TDT 4200 students (TBA)
MPI, Clustis at IDI and PetSc
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 within 1-2 weeks)
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:
Syllabus (forelesningsplanen) which will include links
to relevant material.
This material will be continually added/updated during the semster
and also counts as exam material (pensum).
- Gerber: "The Software Optimization Cookbook"
Contact the TA (thorvan-at-idi.ntnu.no to get on the initial mailing
list, get a cluster account, and to make sure to receive the
Problem Set no. 1 (PS1) (also avaiable via It's Learning):
Note: You need to do PS1 before being allowed to hand in
subsequent problem sets. PS1 is mandatory (obligatorsik),
but will not count towards your final grade (i.e. not "tellende).
It is strongly recommended that you hand this assignment
in by Friday Jan. 19. If for some reason you cannot make this
deadline, please contact the instructor.
ALSO CHECK "It's learning" FOR COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS, INFORMATION RE: ASSIGNEMENTS, GRADES, ETC
This Page is maintained by Dr. Anne C. Elster. -- Updated: Jan. 11, 2007
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