PIC 110: General Course Outline
PIC 110. Parallel and Distributed Computing(5 units). Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours; laboratory, eight hours. Requisite: course 10B or equivalent familiarity with programming in C or C++ language. Introduction to programming of parallel computers. Shared and distributed memory parallel architectures; currently available parallel machines; parallel algorithms and program development; estimation of algorithmic performance; distributed computing; selected advanced topics. P/NP or letter grading.
Students will have access to a large IBM SP-2 parallel computer for this course.