Fall 2021 - CMPT 479 D100
Special Topics in Computing Systems (3)
Class Number: 4709
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 14, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CMPT 300 with a minimum grade of C-.
Current topics in computing systems depending on faculty and student interest.
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.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Shared Memory & Distributed Memory Models
- Parallel Programming Models
- Consistency Models
- Scalable Analytics
Details about grading will be discussed in the first week of class.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021
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