Fall 2020 - CMPT 770 G100
Parallel and Distributed Computing (3)
Class Number: 6676
Delivery Method: In Person
Principles involved in designing modern parallel and distributed software systems. The course focuses on covering key concepts like concurrency, synchronization, consistency models and fault tolerance. Involves multiple programming projects and reading articles on recent trends in parallel and distributed computing.
The course aims to provide an understanding of principles involved in designing modern parallel and distributed software systems. It focuses on the fundamentals of parallel algorithm design and parallel programming techniques by covering key concepts like concurrency, synchronization, consistency models and fault tolerance.
- Principles of Parallel Algorithm Design
- Shared Memory Programming
- Distributed Memory Model & Programming
- Consistency Models
- Fault Tolerance
- Scalable Analytics
- Details about grading will be discussed in the first week of class.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, Maurice Herlihy and Nir Shavit, Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, 2012, 9780123977953
- Distributed Computing: Principles, Algorithms, and Systems, Ajay D. Kshemkalyani and Mukesh Singhal, Cambridge University Press, 2008, 9780511805318
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
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