6.846 Parallel Computing


Class Info

Introduction to parallel and multicore computer architecture and programming. Topics include the design and implementation of multicore processors; networking, video, continuum, particle and graph applications for multicores; communication and synchronization algorithms and mechanisms; locality in parallel computations; computational models, including shared memory, streams, message passing, and data parallel; multicore mechanisms for synchronization, cache coherence, and multithreading. Performance evaluation of multicores; compilation and runtime systems for parallel computing. Substantial project required.

This class has 6.004 as a prerequisite.

6.846 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by A. Agarwal.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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