CPEG 852 Spring 2015

Advanced Topics in Computing Systems

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Course Abstract

This seminar is held every semester by the Electrical/Computer Engineering Department at University of Delaware. Professor Guang R. Gao is overseeing the Spring 2015 class.
Semiconductor technologies and physical constraints have already forced microprocessor vendors to go from single-core to multi-core technology. The same fundamental limitations of the underlying hardware now forces them to go beyond multi-core and enter the many-core era, which implies a renewal of the parallel computing field.
This 800 graduate research seminar course will be focused on the challenges and opportunities in parallel computing systems. The course will be focused on the design and implementation of future high-end computer systems -- from multiple peta-scale up to exa-scale computers. The main challenges are centered on the definition and specification of parallel program execution models that are sound, scalable and programmable for the intended applications.
The course will cover a few well selected advanced subject areas as well as their practical impact on algorithms, architectures and software design. These may include (but not restricted to) the following: concurrency models, dataflow & multithreading, execution models, performance evaluation of execution models, and dynamic runtime & optimization techniques.
The class will be organized into reading and discussion groups and the studies will be guided by key lectures, reading assignment, group presentations and discussion, and in-depth exploitation of topics for course reports.

Time and Location

Tuesdays 5:45 PM - 08:15 PM
Location: Evans 210
First meeting: February 10th


Prof. Guang R.Gao
201F Evans Hall
E-mail: ggao.capsl(at)gmail.com


Prof. Stephane Zuckerman
E-mail: szuckerm(at)udel.edu
Dr. Haitao Wei
E-mail: hwei(at)capsl.udel.edu

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