High Performance and Parallel Computing

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    High Performance and Parallel Computing

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Systems Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CAB201 and CAB301

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Building on your skills in "sequential" programming, this unit teaches you the tools and techniques needed to exploit multi-processor computer systems to achieve dramatic performance improvements for computationally intensive problems. Parallelism is the fundamental way to overcome the performance limitations of individual computer processors when solving computationally challenging problems or when processing massive amounts of data. However, expressing an algorithm in a form that can be executed efficiently on parallel hardware is generally a very challenging task even for experienced software developers. This unit gives you an understanding of why future computer hardware will be increasingly parallel and the challenges this poses for software development. It gives you an understanding of parallel hardware and practical skills in creating high-performance programs using today's best tools and techniques.

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