Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CS3052 and pass CS3104
Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks) and fortnightly tutorial.
Scheduled learning hours: 28
Guided independent study hours: 122
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%