This course addresses how to utilize the increasing hardware capabilities of multiprocessor computer architecture's high-performance computing platforms for software development. The famous Moore's Law is still alive, although it is now realized from increasing the number of CPU cores instead of increasing CPU clock speed. This course describes the differences between single-core and multi-core systems and addresses the impact of these differences in multiprocessor computer architectures and operating systems. Parallel programming techniques to increase program performance by leveraging the multiprocessor system, including multi-core architectures, will be introduced. Additional topics include program performance analysis and tuning, task parallelism, synchronization strategies, shared memory access and data structures, and task partition techniques. The course encourages hands-on experience with projects selected by the student.
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