CS546 Parallel and Distributed Processing


CS450 Operating Systems

Course Description

This course covers general issues of parallel processing, which include system, architectures, programming, performance evaluation, and applications. Approximately one third of the course will be devoted to basic concepts and techniques, and the remaining two third will be on programming and assorted current topics in parallel computing. Four textbooks are recommended as the general guideline of the lecture. Both undergrads and grads are welcome to the class.

Course Materials


A. Grama, V. Kumar et al.
Introduction to Parallel Computing
Addison Wesley, 2003. (required)

I. Foster
Design and Building Parallel Programs
Addison Wesley, 1995. (recommended)

W. Gropp
Using MPI: Portable Parallel Programming with the Message Passing Interface
MIT Press, 1994. (recommended)

David Kirk and Wen-Wei Hwu
Programming Massively Parallel Processors
Morgan Kaufmann (2nd Edition), 2012. (recommended)