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Class Introduction. CSCI 317 Mike Heroux. Class Objectives. To gain an understanding of and appreciation for parallel computing . To be able to analyze computer algorithms for complexity and dependencies that impact performance.

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Class introduction

Class Introduction

CSCI 317

Mike Heroux

CSCI 317 Mike Heroux


Class objectives
Class Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of and appreciation for parallel computing.

  • To be able to analyze computer algorithms for complexity and dependencies that impact performance.

  • To understand computer architecture features that have an impact on software performance.

  • To understand how coding style impacts performance.

  • To develop “practically optimal” a la Mary Poppins, implementations of algorithms for a class of target architectures.

CSCI 317 Mike Heroux


Class overview and grading
Class Overview and Grading

  • The class website is at the URL:

    http://www.users.csbsju.edu/~mheroux/fall2011_csci317/csci317.htm

    Here.

CSCI 317 Mike Heroux


Class meeting structure
Class Meeting Structure

  • Discuss previous assignments.

    Note: Could take most of class!

  • Take quiz.

  • Cover new material.

    Note: Usually brief.

  • Get assignments for next class.

CSCI 317 Mike Heroux


Computing environments
Computing Environments

  • Standard Linux.

  • Windows.

  • Linux Clusters.

  • Windows Cluster.

  • Beefy and Beast Systems.

  • Languages: C, C++

  • Programming environments:

    • Command line, Visual Studio, Eclipse, Xcode.

CSCI 317 Mike Heroux


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