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CS4204   Concurrency and Multi-Core Architectures

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module presents the key concepts of programming multi-core/many-core and other parallel architectures, ranging from the identification and use of parallel patterns; the use of structured parallelism to implement task and data parallelism; key implementation issues, including task identification, granularity, scheduling, threads, garbage collection, task placement, locality; performance monitoring and debugging.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CS3052 and pass CS3104

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks) and fortnightly tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%