6.816 Multicore Programming
Introduces principles and core techniques for programming multicore machines. Topics include locking, scalability, concurrent data structures, multiprocessor scheduling, load balancing, and state-of-the-art synchronization techniques, such as transactional memory. Includes sequence of programming assignments on a large multicore machine, culminating with the design of a highly concurrent application. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
This class has 6.006 as a prerequisite.
6.816 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by N. Shavit.
Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays in 32-144.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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