Parallel Processing Systems

Code 3.4.3257.9
Semester 9th
Flow Y - Computer Systems
Category Obligatory by selection
Credits 4
Class Hours - Lab Hours 1 - 2
Lecturers Georgios Goumas, Dionisios Pnevmatikatos
Links Course's Website
Web Platform Class 1: BigBlueButton


Introduction to Parallel Processing. Shared memory and distributed memory architectures (SMP, COMA, NUMA, cc-NUMA, SMT, Clusters, MPPs). Methods, techniques and interconnection networks (Bus-oriented, Cube, Switch Network, Mixed systems). Clusters as supercomputers. Principles of parallel programming. Design and implementation of parallel programs. Parallelization and partitioning techniques. Parallel programming models: Message passing and shared address space. Synchronization and concurrent data structures. Laboratory exercises: Application development in clusters, multicore and manycore (accelerator) architectures with OpenMP, MPI, CUDA, Cilk and others. Performance analysis.