ECE 553

Introduction to Parallel and Cluster Computing

Units: 1.5

Formerly: ELEC 553

Overview of massively parallel and cluster computers. Processing models (shared memory versus message passing). Processes and threads. Standard algorithms utilizing parallelism. Matrix and vector operations. N-body problems, collective communications. Parallel application environments MPI and OpenMP. Includes significant exposure to parallel applications including developing and coding of sample parallel codes. Students are required to complete a project.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ECE 553, ECE 457, CENG 453, ELEC 553.

Graduate course in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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