CISC *7340X Parallel and Distributed Systems

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 744.
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37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

A survey of the applications and implementations of parallelism in existing and proposed computing systems. Flynn's classification of computers. Multiprocessor systems, array processors, vector machines, computer clusters and web-computing. Languages for parallel and distributed systems. Operating system issues. Notations expressing concurrency. The semantics of concurrency. Verification rules. Standard problems.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 7100X [701X] and either 7310X [704X] or a course in operating systems.


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