Although the 6230 course is a separate entity in many ways, it has historically been taught by Karsten Schwan, lead PI on IHPCL, and it is now taught by Matthew Wolf, the project coordinator. The class covers many issues in parallelization, hitting specific issues regarding cluster computing and distributed memory paralleization. It makes a natural companion, therefore, to work done within the IHPCL framework.
Thanks to the semester conversion, we now have even more time to explore the interesting issues which arise out of modern communications and parallelization attempts. For instance, recent projects have used OpenMP, the Event Channel (ECho) services developed here at Georgia Tech, and aspects of MPI-2.
For a better idea of course contents, please review some of the following links:
*Due to the semester conversion, the numbering of the courses