Subject description - B4M35PAG

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B4M35PAG Parallel algorithms
Roles:PO Extent of teaching:2P+2S
Department:13135 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Šůcha P. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Šůcha P. Credits:6
Tutors:Bouška M., Dvořák J., Módos I., Šůcha P. Semester:Z


In the introductory lectures, we will focus on general approaches to design of parallel algorithms and their properties important for understanding the fundamental principles of parallel and distributed algorithms. Subsequently we will talk about fundamental parallel algorithms; typically, constituting cornerstones of algorithms for real-world problems. The laboratory exercise will be aimed at hardware platform commonly used in practice.

Course outlines:

1. Introduction to parallel computing
2. Principles of parallel and distributed algorithms design
3. Basic communication operations
4. Properties of parallel algorithms
5. Matrix Algorithms
6. Algorithms for Linear Algebra
7. Sorting, TEST
8. Parallel accelerators
9. Graph algorithms I.
10. Graph algorithms II.
11. Combinatorial algorithms
12. Dynamic programming
13. Fast Fourier transform

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction to parallel programming, environment setting
2. Introduction to Cpp11 threads
3. Advanced constructs in Cpp11
4. Assignment of the semestral work + homework 1
5. OpenMP - basic constructs
6. OpenMP - vectorization, parallel sort
7. Homework 2, deadline for homework 1
8. Semestral work - consultation
9. OpenMPI - distributed algorithms
10. Homework 3, deadline for homework 2
11. Semestral work - consultation
12. Presentations of semestral works
13. deadline for homework 3, student assessment


[1] Ananth Grama, Anshul Gupta, George Karypis, Vipin Kumar: Introduction to Parallel Computing, Second Edition, Addison Wesley, 2003.
[2] Georg Hager, Gerhard Wellein: Introduction to High Performance Computing for Scientists and Engineers, CRC Press, 2011.
[3] James Reinders, Jim Jeffers: Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor High-Performance Programming, Newnes, 2013.


Basic competence in C++ programming and algorithmization.


Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPOI4_2018 Computer Engineering PO 1
MPOI4_2016 Computer Engineering PO 1
MPOI6_2016 Software Engineering PO 3
MPOI6_2018 Software Engineering PO 3

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