CS 8803-MC, CS 4803-MC: Multicore Computing
Georgia Tech, Spring 2007
Tuesday/Thursday 1:35 PM - 2:55 PM, College of Computing Bldg., Room 102
Dr. David A. Bader
Office: Klaus 1332
Office Hours: Tu/Th 3pm-4pm, or by appointment.
Optional programming books:
Nichols, Buttlar, Farrell, Pthreads Programming: A POSIX Standard for Better Multiprocessing,
O-Reilly Media, 1996.
Lewis and Berg, Multithreaded Programming With Pthreads,
Rohit Chandra, Ramesh Menon, Leo Dagum, and David Kohr, Parallel Programming in OpenMP,
Morgan Kaufmann, 2000.
Class Mailing List:
Multicore Computing -- With commodity computing, embedded systems, and
gaming engines switching to the use of multi-core processors
(e.g. Intel Xeon, AMD Opteron, Sun T1, and IBM Cell), the design of
explicit parallel algorithms to harness the available performance on
real-world applications becomes a important tool. This course will
introduce students to multi-core processor architectures, the design
and analysis of algorithms and applications for multi-core chips,
multicore programming methodologies, and measuring
performance. Students will implement efficient programs on homogeneous
and heterogeneous multi-core processors, such as the Cell processor
used in the Sony PlayStation 3.
Prequisites: CS1332, Data structures and algorithms; CS2110, Computing organization and programming.
Lectures with slides:
- Lecture 1, 9 January 2007
- Lecture 19 (Superscalar Design), 13 March 2007
- Lecture 20 (Multicore Algorithms, Sun Niagara), 15 March 2007
- Lecture 23 (Intel Core 2 Duo), 3 April 2007
- Lecture 24 (Transactional Memory), 5 April 2007
- Lecture 25 (IBM Power5, Power6), 10 April 2007
- Lecture 26 (OpenMP Introduction), 12 April 2007
- Lecture 27 (OpenMP Advanced), 17 April 2007
- Lecture 28 (Unified Parallel C), 19 April 2007
- From a Few Cores to Many:
A Tera-scale Computing Research Overview (Intel White Paper)
- IBM Power 5
- Introduction to the Cell multiprocessor, by J. A. Kahle, M. N. Day, H. P. Hofstee, C. R. Johns, T. R. Maeurer, and D. Shippy, IBM Journal of Research and Development, 49(4/5):589-604, 2005.
- The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from Berkeley,
Krste Asanovic, Ras Bodik, Bryan Christopher Catanzaro, Joseph James Gebis, Parry Husbands, Kurt Keutzer, David A. Patterson, William Lester Plishker, John Shalf, Samuel Webb Williams and Katherine A. Yelick,
University of California, Berkeley, Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2006-183, December 2006
- The RC5 Encryption Algorithm, Ron Rivest.