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INFO4106 : Algorithmique et Programmation Parallèles et Distribuées

Parallel and distributed algorithms and programs


Daniel Hirschkoff

1e semestre
Site Monod

Public externe (ouverts aux auditeurs de cours)
    Objectif du cours

    Parallelism is everywhere in computer science, since nowadays, each processor has multiple cores. In this course, we will teach how to design efficient parallel and distributed algorithms, and how to implement them through lab sessions. Classes discuss theoretical models used for the design and analysis and study of algorithms (complexity, algorithm definition and analysis, approximation algorithms, ...). There will also be tutorials and lab sessions to understand the concepts seen in class, and in particular there will be an initiation to parallel and distributed programs through MPI (Message Passing Interface). The evaluation is done through on-table exams and a programming homework. 

    The covered topics include sorting networks, PRAMs, algorithms on processor rings or grids, distributed algorithms, and task graph scheduling. 

    • Basic knowledge in algorithm design, NP-completeness, and approximation algorithms, see “Introduction to Algorithms”, by Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, Stein, Chapters 15-16-34-35 (in 3rd edition). 
    • Programming skills in C: loops, arrays, pointers (must have already programmed, and if needed, follow the tutorial  up to the chapter “Arrays and pointers"). 
    • Ability to install Linux.

    Evaluation: Mid-term exam (ME), Programming Project (PP), Final exam (FE), and the final grade is computed as ME/6+PP/3+FE/2. 

    • 2h class per week, Mondays 10.15-12.15
    • 2h tutorials/lab sessions, Thursdays 8.00-10.00
    Lundi Matin
    Jeudi Matin
    • Parallel Algorithms. H. Casanova, A. Legrand, Y. Robert. Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, 2008.
    • Introduction to Distributed Algorithms. Gerard Tel. Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
    • Distributed Algorithms: An Intuitive Approach. Wan Fokkink. MIT Press, 2013.
    • Scheduling and Automatic Parallelization. A. Darte, Y. Robert, F. Vivien. Birkhäuser, 2000.