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COMP4426: Parallel and Distributed Computing

This unit is intended to introduce and motivate the study of high performance computer systems. The student will be presented with the foundational concepts pertaining to the different types and classes of high performance computers. The student will be exposed to the description of the technological context of current high performance computer systems. Students will gain skills in evaluating, experimenting with, and optimising the performance of high performance computers. The unit also provides students with the ability to undertake more advanced topics and courses on high performance computing.

Code COMP4426
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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Enrolment in a thesis unit. INFO4001 or INFO4911 or INFO4991 or INFO4992 or AMME4111 or BMET4111 or CHNG4811 or CIVL4022 or ELEC4712 or COMP4103 or SOFT4103 or DATA4103 or ISYS4103
Prohibitions:
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COMP5426 OR OCMP5426

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. design, analyse high performance computing algorithms
  • LO2. understand concepts of high performance computing
  • LO3. efficiently implement high performance computing algorithms
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge of various high performance computing architectures
  • LO5. demonstrate technical writing to communicate complex ideas clearly
  • LO6. understand the significance of high performance computing and its impact on the whole computer systems

Unit outlines

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