|Course Name:||Parallel Algorithms and Programming Techniques|
|Offered Date:||Winter - 2022 | Other versions|
Data-intensive and compute-intensive problems benefit from programming solutions that execute instructions in parallel. A variety of programming models are available for implementing parallel algorithms. Students study industry-standard parallel patterns and learn how to implement parallel algorithms on multi-processor accelerators, shared-memory systems and distributed-memory systems using these programming models.
|Credit Status:||1 credit (3 units)
Professional Option for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Professional Option for CPD - Computer Programmer (Ontario College Diploma)
|Mode of Instruction:||Modes: In-class lecture, in-class exercises, and hands-on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Computer lab
Typical scheduling pattern: Winter term
1. Create a programming solution using a parallel pattern to solve a specific problem in algorithm design
2. Design a shared-memory solution using directives or extensions to implement a task-parallel or data-parallel pattern
3. Design a distributed-memory solution using a message passing library to scale the solution
4. Compose a programming solution using multiple models to optimize the solution's performance
5. Tune a parallel algorithm using an analysis tool to optimize the algorithm's performance
Parallel Algorithms and Programming Techniques (online)
Structured Parallel Programming
by McCool, M., Robison, A.D., Reinders, J.,
Published by Morgan Kaufmann
Multi-Core Desktop or Laptop
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Workshops (minimum 10) - 30%
Project - 20%
Tests without Final Exam (minimum 5 tests) - 50%
Tests with a Final Exam (minimum 5 tests) - 35%
Final Exam (optional) - 15%
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