## SF2568, Parallel Computations for Large-Scale Problems, 7.5 ECTSThe course will be given at KTH during the academic year 2018/2019. The first lecture is Tuesday, January 15, 10-12
Lecture Room D41
More details can be found on the course's home page. ## General DescriptionDuring the last decades we observed a very fast increase in the performance of processors thus enabling to solve larger and larger problems in a reasonable amount of time. However, the speed of computation is limited by the speed of light and the molecule sizes. The way out isparallel computation:
Hardware manufactures integrate more and more processing units on a
single die.
Parallelization helps to overcome also other bottlenecks of computations, for example: - The gap between the speed of the memory/disk subsystem and that of the processors becomes increasingly larger;
- Data appear distributed (internet resources, distributed data bases etc.)
The present course is intended to provide an introduction into the
basic ideas and methods used for developing parallel applications. We
will concentrate on A great deal of work will be spent in hands-on exercises. For those who are not comfortable with C or Fortran, a short introduction will be provided.
Further information about the course is given by
## Course evaluationBy the end of the course I would like to ask you to answer the questions of the course evaluation form. You will then find a question-form here.Please fill the course evaluation form. Thank you.
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