Fall 2020 - CMPT 479 E200

Special Topics in Computing Systems (3)

Parallel &Distributed Computing

Class Number: 6655

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 300.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Current topics in computing systems depending on faculty and student interest.

COURSE DETAILS:

The course aims to dive deeper into the principles, techniques and solutions involved in designing modern parallel software systems. This is an advanced course for students who have already taken CMPT 431 before. This is a project based course, meaning that students are expected to work on a term project (with multiple intermediate deadlines), and course readings will mostly involve research papers. Background in software systems, databases and parallel computing is preferable.

Topics

  • Shared Memory & Distributed Memory Models
  • Parallel Programming Models
  • Consistency Models
  • Scalable Analytics

Grading

  • Details about grading will be discussed in the first week of class.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).