Class will be run as a combination of lecture and seminar-style discussion. During the discussion based classes, students will read research papers prior to the class meeting that we will discuss in class. During the first part of the course, we will examine different parallel and distributed programming paradigms. During the second part of the course, students will propose and carry out a semester-long research project related to parallel and/or distributed computing. The department's gigabit cluster, two eight processor workstations, as well as the CS lab machines, are available for course projects.
Previous course work in Operating Systems, Networking, Databases, or Architecture is helpful, but not necessary for taking this course.
We will also read a number of research papers that will be available through ACM and IEEE digital library.
|WEEK||DAY||ANNOUNCEMENTS||TOPIC||READING & ASSIGNMENTS|
|1||Jan 18||Introduction, Parallel and Distributed Computing||Chapt. 1, 2
|2||Jan 25||Parallel and Distrubuted Architectures, Socket programming||Chapt. 2
|3||Feb 01||Parallel Performance, Shared Memory and Threads||Chapt. 3, start chapt 4|
|4||Feb 08||Parallel Algorithms||Chapt. 4, 11 (p.305-310)
|5||Feb 15||Parallel Algorithms, OpenMP||Chapt. 5
Reading for Friday
|6||Feb 22||Scalable Algorithms, Message Passing||Chapt. 5, Chapt. 7 (MPI)
Reading for Wed and Fri
|7||Mar 01||course project part 1
course project part 1
|MPI and Teragrid||week 7 in-class work
Course Project Part 1: Proposal and Annotated Bibliography
|8||Mar 15||Distributed Systems, MapReduce, Clusters||Reading for week 8|
|9||Mar 22||proj proposal due (Mar 26)||Distributed Coordination, Security||Reading for week 9|
|10||Mar 29||Distributed File Systems, Security||Reading for week 10
Course Project Part 2: Midway Report and Presentation
|11||Apr 05||proj progress reports||DFS||Reading for week 11|
|12||Apr 12||Distributed Shared Memory, Peer-to-Peer||Reading for week 12
Course Project Part 3: Final Report, Presentation, Demo
|13||Apr 19||Cloud Computing and Final Project Presentations||Reading for week 13
|14||Apr 26||Final Project Presentations||Presentation Schedule|
|15||May 03||Seminar Dessert Party
Monday May 3, 7:30pm Robot Lab
|Final Project Demos||Sign-up for a Demo time slot|
|16||May 10||Written Reports Due by noon||Final Written Reports Due by noon Monday May 10||Turn in a hardcopy of your written report to Bridget and email me an electronic version by noon
Also email me a tar ball of your project code by noon.