Courseware - Multiprocessing

  • Amdahl’s law
  • Short vector processing (multimedia operations)
  • Multicore and multithreaded processors
  • Flynn’s taxonomy: Multiprocessor structures and architectures
  • Programming multiprocessor systems
  • GPU and special-purpose graphics processors
  • Introduction to reconfigurable logic and special-purpose processors

Performance of Multithreading with Manycore Support (ASU)

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Lecture / Presentation, Coding example, Lab

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Date Added:

02/24/2011

Date Modified:

02/24/2011

Author

Yinong Chen, Arizona State University
Description:

HyperThreading and Multi-core processors; Software support of making use of the power of multi-core processors; Performance indicators: Speedup and efficiency; Demo: Horse Power Game under Multi-Core; Multithreading Performance Experiment Using Intel Many-core Testing Lab (32-Core Computer); and Service Hosting Model on Multithreading.

Recommended Audience:

Advanced programmers, Graduate students, Undergraduate students

Language:

English

Keywords:

Manycore, Threading, Performance, Experiment, Manycore Testing Lab, Hyper threading, Horse Power

Multi-processor architecture and programming (IIT, Kanpur)

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Date Added:

04/13/2010

Date Modified:

04/13/2010

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Indian Institute of Science, 2008
Description:

After going thorough all the modules of the course, the learner should be able to

  1. Identify the need for multi-core architecture for specific applications by developing a suitable complexity measure.
  2. Identify needs for homogeneous or heterogeneous multi-core architectures for a given application
  3. Develop methods to partition a given application program to run on a multi-core processor
  4. Use the Intel multi-core architecture for develop high performance code
  5. Optimize code using appropriate techniques.

Module descriptions

Module 1: Introduction to multi-core architecture: Parallel computing and why it failed. Multi-processor architecture and its limitations. Need for multi-core architectures 4 one-hour lectures

Module 2: Multi-core architecture: Architecting with multi-cores. Homogenous and heterogeneous cores. Shared recourses, shared busses, and optimal resource sharing strategies. Performance evaluation of multi-core processors. Error management 12 one-hour lectures

Module 3: Intel Multi-core architecture: Detailed study of the architecture and programming of the Intel processors. 12 one-hour lectures

Module 4: Benchmarking multi-core architecture: Bench marking of processors. Comparison of processor performance for specific application domains. 4 one-hour lectures

Module 5: Code optimization: Need for code optimization. Tools for code optimization and optimization strategies 4 one-hour lectures The lab part will consist of 14 three-hour sessions and will include basic programming exercises and a miniproject.

Recommended Audience:

Graduate students

Language:

English

Keywords:

multiprocessor, architecture
For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.