TDT 4200 Parallel Computing -- Spring 2009
Assoc. Prof. Anne C. Elster
Teaching Assistants (Øvingsleder):
Student Assistants (Und.oss.er):
Daniele Spampinato daniele.spampinato at gmail.com
Eirik Ola Aksnes eirikola at stud
Robin Eidissen robine 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 the notifiy the instructor at the beinging
of the semester if you cannot attend all lectures.
- Thursdays 12:15-15:00 in F3 (Gamle Fysikk)
- Recitiations (Øvingstimer): Thursdays 15:15-16:00, F3
Note: No Monday lectures after the first week of class!
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,
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 regularly!
FINAL is May 26, 2009
Programming Assignments (Øvinger) are mandatory 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.)
Get to know your class mates.
Photos of TDT 4200 students (pdf)
MPI, our new cluster and PetSc
MPI Tutorial by Bill Gropp et. al presented Jan 22, 2009 by Thorvald.
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:
- 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
assignments. The first assignment will be posted on January 30.
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. 18. 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. 3, 2008
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