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A summary PDF file containing the course syllabus for the course can be found here.  Much of the syllabus information is also included below in this course web site, along with some additional details that are not included in the syllabus.

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There are no required textbooks for the class. Instead, lecture handouts are provided for each module as follows.  You are expected to read the relevant sections in each lecture handout before coming to the lecture.  We will also provide a number of references in the slides and handouts.The links to the latest versions of the lecture handouts are included below:

  • Module 1 handout (Parallelism)
  • Module 2 handout handout (Concurrency)

There are also a few optional textbooks that we will draw from during the course.  You are encouraged to get copies of any or all of these books.  They will serve as useful references both during and after this course:

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lec33

Week

Day

Date (2022)

Lecture

Assigned Reading

Assigned Videos (see Canvas site for video links)

In-class Worksheets

Slides

Work Assigned

Work Due

Worksheet Solutions 

1

Mon

Jan 10

Lecture 1: Introduction

 

 

worksheet1lec1-slides  

 

 

WS1-solution 

 

Wed

Jan 12

Lecture 2:  Functional Programming

GList.java worksheet2lec02-slides

 

 

WS2-solution 
 FriJan 14Lecture 3: Higher order functions  worksheet3 lec3-slides   

 

 WS3-solution 

2

Mon

Jan 17

No class: MLK

        

 

Wed

Jan 19

Lecture 4: Lazy Computation

LazyList.java

Lazy.java

 worksheet4lec4-slides  WS4-solution 

 

Fri

Jan 21

Lecture 5: Java Streams

  worksheet5lec5-slidesHomework 1 WS5-solution 
3MonJan 24

Lecture 6: Map Reduce with Java Streams

Module 1: Section 2.4Topic 2.4 Lecture, Topic 2.4 Demonstration  worksheet6lec6-slides

 

 WS6-solution 

 

Wed

Jan 26

Lecture 7: Futures

Module 1: Section 2.1Topic 2.1 Lecture , Topic 2.1 Demonstrationworksheet7lec7-slides

 

 WS7-solution 

 

Fri

Jan 28

Lecture 8:  Computation Graphs, Ideal Parallelism

Module 1: Sections 1.2, 1.3Topic 1.2 Lecture, Topic 1.2 Demonstration, Topic 1.3 Lecture, Topic 1.3 Demonstrationworksheet8lec8-slides  WS8-solution 

4

Mon

 

Jan 31 Lecture 9: Async, Finish, Data-Driven Tasks 

Module 1: Section 1.1, 4.5

 

Topic 1.1 Lecture, Topic 1.1 Demonstration, Topic 4.5 Lecture, Topic 4.5 Demonstration

worksheet9

lec9-slides slides   WS9-solution 
 WedFeb 02Lecture 10: Event-based programming model

 

  worksheet10lec10-slides  WS10-solution 
 FriFeb 04Lecture 11: GUI programming as an example of event-based,
futures/callbacks in GUI programming
  worksheet11lec11-slidesHomework 2Homework 1WS11-solution 
5

Mon

Feb 07

Lecture 12: Scheduling/executing computation graphs
Abstract performance metrics
Module 1: Section 1.4Topic 1.4 Lecture , Topic 1.4 Demonstrationworksheet12lec12-slides  WS12-solution 

 

Wed

Feb 09

Lecture 13: Parallel Speedup, Critical Path, Amdahl's Law

Module 1: Section 1.5

Topic 1.5 Lecture , Topic 1.5 Demonstration

worksheet13lec13-slides  WS13-solution 

 

Fri

Feb 11

No class: Spring Recess

 

        
6

Mon

Feb 14

Lecture 14: Accumulation and reduction. Finish accumulators

Module 1: Section 2.3Topic 2.3 Lecture   Topic 2.3 Demonstrationworksheet14lec14-slides  WS14-solution 

 

Wed

Feb 16

Lecture 15: Recursive Task Parallelism  

  worksheet15lec15-slides

 

 

 WS15-solution 
 FriFeb 18

Lecture 16: Data Races, Functional & Structural Determinism

Module 1: Sections 2.5, 2.6Topic 2.5 Lecture ,  Topic 2.5 Demonstration,  Topic 2.6 Lecture,  Topic 2.6 Demonstrationworksheet16 lec16-slidesHomework 3Homework 2WS16-solution 

7

Mon

Feb 21

Lecture 17: Midterm Review

   lec17-slides    

 

Wed

Feb 23

Lecture 18: Limitations of Functional parallelism.
Abstract vs. real performance. Cutoff Strategy

  worksheet18lec18-slides  WS18-solution 

 

Fri

Feb 25 

Lecture 19: Fork/Join programming model. OS Threads. Scheduler Pattern 

Module 1: Sections 2.7, 2.8 Topic 2.7 Lecture, Topic 2.7 Demonstration, Topic 2.8 Lecture, Topic 2.8 Demonstration, worksheet19lec19-slides  WS19-solution 

8

Mon

Feb 28

Lecture 20: Confinement & Monitor Pattern. Critical sections
Global lock

Module 2: Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.6 Topic 5.1 Lecture, Topic 5.1 Demonstration, Topic 5.2 Lecture, Topic 5.2 Demonstration, Topic 5.6 Lecture, Topic 5.6 Demonstrationworksheet20lec20-slides        WS20-solution 

 

Wed

Mar 02

Lecture 21:  Atomic variables, Synchronized statements

Module 2: Sections 5.4, 7.2

Topic 5.4 Lecture, Topic 5.4 Demonstration, Topic 7.2 Lectureworksheet21lec21-slides  WS21-solution 

 

Fri

Mar 04

Lecture 22: Parallel Spanning Tree, other graph algorithms 

  worksheet22lec22-slidesHomework 4

Homework 3

WS22-solution 

9

Mon

Mar 07

Lecture 23: Java Threads and Locks

Module 2: Sections 7.1, 7.3

Topic 7.1 Lecture, Topic 7.3 Lecture

worksheet23 lec23-slides  

 

WS23-solution 

 

Wed

Mar 09

Lecture 24: Java Locks - Soundness and progress guarantees  

Module 2: 7.5Topic 7.5 Lecture worksheet24 lec24-slides 

 

WS24-solution 

 

Fri

Mar 11

 Lecture 25: Dining Philosophers Problem  Module 2: 7.6Topic 7.6 Lectureworksheet25lec25-slides 

 

 
WS25-solution 
 

Mon

Mar 14

No class: Spring Break

     

 

  
 WedMar 16No class: Spring Break    

 

   

 

Fri

Mar 18

No class: Spring Break

     

 

  

10

Mon

Mar 21

Lecture 26: N-Body problem, applications and implementations 

  worksheet26lec26-slides   WS26-solution 

 

Wed

Mar 23

Lecture 27: Read-Write Locks, Linearizability of Concurrent Objects

Module 2: 7.3, 7.4Topic 7.3 Lecture, Topic 7.4 Lectureworksheet27lec27-slides

 

  WS27-solution 

 

Fri

Mar 25

Lecture 28: Message-Passing programming model with Actors

Module 2: 6.1, 6.2Topic 6.1 Lecture, Topic 6.1 Demonstration,   Topic 6.2 Lecture, Topic 6.2 Demonstration worksheet28lec28-slides

 

 

 

 
WS28-solution 

11

Mon

Mar 28

Lecture 29: Active Object Pattern. Combining Actors with task parallelism 

Module 2: 6.3, 6.4Topic 6.3 Lecture, Topic 6.3 Demonstration,   Topic 6.4 Lecture, Topic 6.4 Demonstrationworksheet29lec29-slides

 

 

 
WS29-solution 

 

Wed

Mar 30

Lecture 30: Reactor Pattern. Web servers Task Affinity and locality. Memory hierarchy 

  worksheet30lec30-slides

 

  WS30-solution 

 

Fri

Apr 01

12

Mon

Apr 04

Lecture 32:

Lecture 31:  Scan Pattern. Parallel Prefix Sum, uses and algorithms

  worksheet31lec31-slidesHomework 5

Homework 4

  

Data-Parallel Programming model. Loop-Level Parallelism, Loop Chunking

Module 1: Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3Topic 3.1 Lecture, Topic 3.1 Demonstration , Topic 3.2 Lecture,  Topic 3.2 Demonstration, Topic 3.3 Lecture,  Topic 3.3 Demonstrationworksheet32worksheet31lec32lec31-slides Homework 5

 

 

Homework 4

WS31-solution 

 12

WedMon

Apr 0604

Lecture 3332: Barrier Synchronization with phasersPhasersModule 1: Section 3.4Topic 3.4 Lecture Lecture,    Topic  Topic 3.4 Demonstrationworksheet33worksheet32lec32-slides

 

 

 
WS32-solution 

 

FriWed

Apr 0806

Lecture 3433:  Stencil computation. Point-to-point Synchronization with Phasers

Module 1: Section 4.2, 4.3

Topic 4.2 Lecture,

 

Topic 4.2 Demonstration, Topic 4.3 Lecture,  Topic 4.3 Demonstration

worksheet33lec33-slides

 

 WS33-solution 

 

Fri

Apr 08

Lecture 34: Fuzzy Barriers with Phasers

Module 1: Section 4.1Topic 4.1 Lecture, Topic 4.1 Demonstrationworksheet34lec34-slides 

 

 
WS34-solution 

13

Mon

Apr 11

Lecture 35: Task Affinity and locality. Memory hierarchy  Eureka-style Speculative Task Parallelism 

 

worksheet35lec35-slides

 

 

 
WS35-solution 
 WedApr 13Lecture 36: TBD Scan Pattern. Parallel Prefix Sum 

 

worksheet36lec36-slides   WS36-solution 
 FriApr 15Lecture 37: Eureka-style Speculative Task Parallelism Parallel Prefix Sum applications  worksheet37lec37-slides    
14MonApr 18Lecture 38: Overview of other models and frameworks   lec38-slides    
 WedApr 20Lecture 39: Course Review (Lectures 19-38)   lec39-slides    
 FriApr 22Lecture 40: Course Review (Lectures 19-38)   lec40-slides Homework 5  

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Lab #

Date (2022)

Topic

Handouts

Examples

1

Jan 10

Infrastructure setup

lab0-handout

lab1-handout

 
2Jan 17Functional Programminglab2-handout 

3

Jan 24

Java Streams

lab3-handout
 
4Jan 31Futureslab4-handout 

5

Feb 07

Data-Driven Tasks

lab5-handout 
6

Feb 14

Async / Finish

lab6-handout 
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Feb 21

No lab this week (Midterm)

  
7Feb 28Recursive Task Cutoff Strategylab7-handout 
8Mar 07Java Threadslab8-handout 

-

Mar 14

No lab this week (Spring Break)

  
9Mar 21Concurrent Listslab9-handout 
10Mar 28 Actors lab10-handout 
-11

Apr 04

 

 

Loop Parallelism

lab11-handout 

-

Apr 11 

No lab this week

  

-

Apr 18 

No lab this week

  

Grading, Honor Code Policy, Processes and Procedures

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