9600-0001/02 – Parallel Architectures (PAR)

Gurantor departmentIT4InnovationsCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Vít Vondrák, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Vít Vondrák, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesDoctoral
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VON15 doc. Mgr. Vít Vondrák, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 2+0
Combined Examination 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the subject is to introduce students first with the terminology of computer architecture related to HPC systems. Then, students will be introduced to architectures of up-to-date computers, processors, accelerators, and HPC, due to which they will acquire knowledge essential for optimal exploitation of HPC systems and parallel applications development.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations

Summary

The course consists of selected chapters on the architecture of parallel computers. Students will become familiar with the classification of parallel architectures and taxonomy of parallel computers. The basic concepts of HPC systems building blocks (processors, vector units, HPC network, memory systems, etc.) will be presented. Then, the description of advanced technologies used in the currently most powerful computers worldwide, such as heterogeneous accelerators or multi-core processors, will follow.

Compulsory literature:

1. Parallel Computer Architecture: A Hardware/Software Approach (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design). 2. David Culler, J.P. Singh, Anoop Gupta. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc. 1999. ISBN 1-55860-343-3.

Recommended literature:

1. K. Hwang, Advanced Computer Architecture, McGraw-Hill: 1993 2. Hwang and Zhiwei, Scalable Parallel Computing, McGraw-Hill: 1998

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

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Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The course consists of selected chapters on the architecture of parallel computers. Students will become familiar with the classification of parallel architectures and taxonomy of parallel computers. The basic concepts of HPC systems building blocks (processors, vector units, HPC network, memory systems, etc.) will be presented. Then, the description of advanced technologies used in the currently most powerful computers worldwide, such as heterogeneous accelerators or multi-core processors, will follow.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester)
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2015/2016 (P2658) Computational Sciences (2612V078) Computational Sciences P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (P2658) Computational Sciences (2612V078) Computational Sciences K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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