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FIT3143

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

Modern computer systems contain parallelism in both hardware and software. This unit covers parallelism in both general purpose and application specific computer architectures and the programming paradigms that allow parallelism to be exploited in software. The unit examines both shared memory and message passing paradigms in both hardware and software; concurrency, multithreading and synchronicity; parallel, clustered and distributed supercomputing models, languages and software tools and development environments. Students will program in these paradigms.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • explain and analyse parallel computing models;
  • explain and analyse IPC schemes in parallel systems;
  • explain and analyse concurrency schemes in parallel;
  • explain and analyse parallel/vector/GPU architectures;
  • program socket and MPI applications.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory
  • One 1-hour tutorial

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 7 hours independent study per week for completing lab and assignment work, private study and revision.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

FIT4001, CSE4333

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