CS525: Parallel Computing

Tu, Th, CS G66

Ananth Grama
164D, Computer Science Building , 494 6964
Office Hours: Wed 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
(Office hours can also be arranged by appointment).

Teaching Assistant: TBA


These grades have been computed based on 40% for 4 homeworks, 10% for the project, 20% for the midterm, and 30% for the final.

Colombo Clause: (Restated without permission of accomplished UI Law Educator John Colombo)
If you want to discuss your exam, you will need to make an appointment with me (e-mail is best to arrange this). At this point, the final exam and project grades are the only grades open to discussion. Please do not come to me for regrades on your homeworks or midterms. If you are coming in to argue about the two points you need to get you from a B to an A, please save your breath. While I sympathize with those who fall just under the cutoffs, it is the nature of the system we work in. There will always be someone just under the cutoff. I gave grading the best shot I could give it.

CS525, Parallel Computing deals with emerging trends in the use of large scale computing platforms ranging from tightly coupled SMPs and message passing parallel computers to loosely connected clusters and multiclusters. The course consists of four major parts:

Remember: Midterm on Thursday, Apr 8, 1999

Grading Policies:

The grade for this class will be determined by performance on midterms, finals and homeworks/projects. The precise breakup of grades will be announced soon.

List of Projects


Assignment 1, Due Feb 16 1999
Assignment 2, Due Mar 04 1999
Assignment 3, Due Mar 23 1999
Assignment 4, Due Apr 15 1999

Study Material:
Midterm 1, 1997
Midterm 2, 1997
Final, 1997
Midterm 1l, 1998
Final, 1998

Notes and Study Material:

In addition to handouts and other online material, the course will use the following texts:

Other Useful Links: