CS 6213 Parallel Processing
Fall 2012, Credit Hrs: 3
|Office: CSM, Room 127|
|Phone: 972-3978 ext. 118|
|Time:||Tue Thu 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.|
|Location:||CSM, Room 211|
|Office Hours:||Tue Thu 12:15 - 2:00 p.m. &
Wed 2:00-3:15 p.m. & Tue Wed Thu 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
|( Lecture notes, homework assignments, etc. )|
Parallel programs are notoriously difficult to reason about, develop, and debug. This course is designed to provide senior and graduate students in computer science, computer engineering, and computational sciences with fundamentals in parallel processing. Students will gain hands-on programming experience solving computationally intensive problems in a variety of disciplines. Specific topics include:
CS 3223 (Computer Organization), or consent of the instructor
|Ananth Grama, Anshul Gupta, George Karypis and Vipin Kumar, Introduction to Parallel Computing, Second Edition, Addison Wesley, 2003. (ISBN: 0-201064865-2)|
|Bruce Lester, The Art of Parallel Programming, Second Edition, 1st World Publishing, Published 2006, ISBN: 1595408398.|
||More course materials will be available on course homepage. Please visit it often for changes and announcements.|
Final grades will be calculated based on the following weights:
|Homework and Programming Assignments:||20%|
|Midterm Exams (2):||30%|
The final grade will be distributed as :
B [80 - 90)
C [70 - 80)
D [60 - 70)
F [0 - 60)
Computer Science Classwork and Assessment Delivery Environment
CSCADE system (http://cscade.cs.astate.edu/) will be used for homework submission and grading.
Food and Drinks
Department policy restricts bringing either food or drinks into the classroom.
Cell phones are restricted during class. Cell phones must be turned off during the lecture. If your cell phone rings during class, you may be asked to leave. Other devices (computers, recorders, etc.) may be allowed, but you must ask the instructor before you use them during class.
Students who require academic adjustments in the classroom due to a disability must first register with ASU Disability Services. Following registration and within the first two weeks of class, please contact the instructor to discuss the appropriate academic accommodations to ensure equal access to this course.
Tests cannot be rescheduled due to testing in other classes. If a test is missed due to extenuating circumstances then you must notify me as soon as possible. The circumstances must be documented by you and must be excusable in order to reschedule a test.
For most homework assignments, the class will receive a working solution within four days after the due date. NO assignments will be accepted that are more than four days late. Assignments that are less than a week late, will be accepted with certain penalty (25% per day).
You are encouraged to discuss problems and programming assignments with each other. Helping others learn is often the most powerful way of mastering material yourself. However, taking somebody else's solution without their knowledge or consent is cheating and will be punished. Do not leave copies of the programming assignments in the trash can in a public place -- throw them away at home or some other private place. Also do not leave your directories unprotected. There are harsh penalties for those found cheating.
Attendance is required. If you miss a class, you are responsible for material covered during the class you missed, this includes any assignments made. Note that I do not provide one-on-one instruction for missed classes.