DD2451 Parallel and Distributed Computing 6.0 credits

Parallella och distribuerade beräkningar

Advanced course in computer science on the theory, algorithms, and techniques of parallel and distributed computing systems.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is an advanced undergraduate level course in parallel and distributed computing, covering the following topics:

  • models, fundamental concepts and reasoning principles for parallel and distributed computer systems, impossibility results
  • algorithms and protocols for common computational problems in communication, synchronization, fault tolerance, coordination and consensus, replication and sharing, security, and peer-to-peer systems
  • basic familiarity with concurrent programming primitives (semaphores, locks, monitors) and some theoretical interest and proficiency is useful for this course.

Intended learning outcomes *

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • understand and account for models, limitations, and fundamental concepts in the area of message passing and shared memory concurrency, and apply this understanding to example systems and algorithms
  • adapt, and design algorithms for execution in parallel and distributed settings, and analyze the algorithms for correctness, reliability, security, and performance.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

Corresponding to one of the courses DD1352 Algorithms, Data Structures and Complexity or DD2354 Algorithms and complexity.

Equipment

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Literature

Course book will be announced at the latest 4 weeks before start of the course. Probably the course will use H. Attiya, J. Welch: Distributed Computing, Fundamentals, Simulations, and Advanced Topics, Wiley. Additional material will be made available.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Hand-Ins, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Mads Dam

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DD2451

Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study *

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Mads Dam, e-post: mfd@kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.