~~~ CMPS 4883 - Parallel Computing - Spring 2016 ~~~

Instructor:  Dr. Ranette Halverson, Bolin 126, 940-397-4189, ranette.halverson@mwsu.edu

Text:  Structured Parallel Programming - Patterns for Efficient Computation (REQUIRED)
           by M. McCool, A. Robison, J. Reinders; Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

Documents:
     Syllabus

Slides:
   
Definitions
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 1 - Parallel models
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4

       GPU Slides - Colemnares

Exams:
   Exam 1 - Monday, Feb. 15 - Bring Blue Book

          Exam 2 - Monday, March 14 - Chapter 2 - Bring Blue Book
          Exam 3 - Tentatively Week of April 25 - Bring Blue Book
          Final Exam - Mon., May 9 - 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. - Comprehensive - Bring Blue Book

Assignments:
     Vocabulary Ch 1 - Part 1- Due Wed, Feb 3 - Part 2 - Due Mon, Feb. 8

                                                           Part 3 - Due Wed, Feb. 10
              Questions - Ch 1- Due Friday, Feb. 12
     Vocabulary Ch 2 - Part 1 Due Wed., Feb. 24;
                                 Part 2 Due Fri., Feb 26
                                 Part 3 Due Mon., Feb 29 cancel
                                 Part 4 Due Wed., Mar. 2 cancel
                                 Part 5 Due Fri., Mar. 4 cancel
     Performance HW - Due Monday, Feb. 29 - QUIZ March 4
                           Excel
     Performance CLass Activity: Monday, March 7
            Read all text material on Amdahl & Gustafson-Barsis in text
            Online article
     Questions - Ch 2 

         Amdahl-GB homework -
         Questions 1-3

                Questions 4-6
        Vocabulary & Questions - Ch 3 - 1-10 vocab due 4-11-16
            Homework - Due Mon., April 4 - Scan (Prefix Sums) see email for instructions
            Homework - Due Wed., April 11 - Parallel Pack

Presentations - begin Wednesday, April 13 (students NOT presenting at NTASC)
                                  Wednesday, April 20 (NTASC presenters)
    Homework: email 3 slides to Dr. H between 9 & 10 a.m. on Friday, April 1 - see email for exact instructions.
    Instructions

   
Top 10 supercomputers
    Other Topics

Miscellaneous:
   NTASC - Saturday, April 16 - 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.