13S114MUPS - Multiprocessor Systems

Course specification
Course title Multiprocessor Systems
Acronym 13S114MUPS
Study programme Software Engineering
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition none
The goal Introduction to basic concepts in the architecture and programming of parallel systems. Detailed knowledge of various shared memory multiprocessor architectures.
The outcome Student should be able to understand the design decisions in the area of parallel systems, to use simulators for evaluation of these decisions, and to write parallel programs using different parallel programming models.
Contents of lectures Introduction. Application, technology, and architecture trends. Parallel programming models (shared memory, message passing, and data parallel). Shared memory multiprocessors: UMA and NUMA systems. Cache coherence problem. Snoopy, directory, and hierarchical protocols and systems. Programming of general purpose applications on GPUs (e.g., CUDA)
Contents of exercises Lab excercises, using simulators of parallel systems, homework assignments.
  1. Parallel Computer Architecture (A HW/SW Approach), Culler, Singh, Gupta, Morgan Kaufmann, 2000.
  2. Programming Massively Parallel Processors, Kirk, Hwu, Morgan Kaufmann, 2012.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
2 2 1
Methods of teaching auditory class lessons and exercises with presentations, lab exercises, homeworks
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 35 Test paper 30
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 35
Seminars 0