COM S 424
Offered during the Fall semester.
- Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 4 contact hours
- Instructor’s or course coordinator’s name:
- Text book, title, author, and year: USING OPENM – The Next Step, R. van der Pas, E. Stotzer, and C. Terboven
- Other supplemental materials: FORTRAN 95/2003 for Scientists and Engineers, S. Chapman
Specific course information
- Brief description of the content of the course: Unix, serial programming of scientific applications, OpenMP for shared-memory parallelization. No Unix, Fortran or C experience required.
- Prerequisites or co-requisites: Math 265, Math 207, or Math 317, or permission of instructor.
- Required, elective, or selected elective? Selected Elective
Specific goals for the course
- Specific outcomes of instruction:
- Students will learn to assess parallel algorithms from a practical perspective. (2)
- Students will understand fundamentals of parallel computing including architectures, algorithms, and programming systems.
- Student will learn parallel algorithmic techniques and develop the ability to design new parallel algorithms.
- Student will write parallel programs using MPI and appreciate parallel aspects in developing parallel software systems. (6)
- Students will work in teams, submit a report, and give a presentation. (3,5)
Brief list of topics to be covered
- Intro to high performance computing
- Unix and the vi editor
- Basic Fortran programming
- Shared memory parallelization using OpenMP
- Serial and parallel program optimization techniques
- Semester projects, must optimize an application for both the serial and parallelize and optimize serial execution of some application