ECE Course Syllabus
ECE6101 Course Syllabus
Parallel & Distributed Computer Architecture (3-0-3)
- Technical Interest
- Computer Systems and Software
- ECE 6100
- Catalog Description
- An advanced study of the critical issues and limiting factors in the design of asynchronous and synchronous parallel and distributed architectures.
- Culler & Singh, Parallel Computer Architecture: A Hardware Software Approach, Morgan Kaufmann, 1998. ISBN 9781558603431 (required)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.
- Topical Outline
Introduction Sequential performance Parallel speedup, Performance measures, Scalability Performance versus efficiency Issues in parallel execution models, Classification Shared Memory Introduction Shared-Bus, Shared-Memory Directory-Based Shared-Memory Dataflow static dataflow and dynamic dataflow Message Passing SIMD ILIAC IV, Connection Machine, MasPar, CM-5, GF11 Systolic Arrays criteria for systolic system WARP, iWARP GAPP (image processing) Interconnection Networks Parallel Memory Systems Input/Output Systems
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