This hands-on exercise lab, Numeric Search, is one of two programming labs associated with the video lecture “Confronting Race Conditions” (Part 6) of the “Introduction to Parallel Programming” series. This problem examines numeric values in order to determine how many conform to a given set of properties. The lab contents include source files and written instructions to guide the programmer in converting the serial source code into an equivalent parallel version using OpenMP. Solution source files and a walk through solution video are provided to explain how the initial serial codes can be transformed into equivalent parallel source codes. An explanation of the serial source code and algorithm, some potential problems to be avoided and alternative approaches to implementing parallelism are discussed within the walk through video.
Solution video running time: 13:29