Postgraduate Course: Threaded Programming (PGPH11077)
|School||School of Physics and Astronomy
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||After taking this course students should have a good practical understanding of multithreaded programming. They should be competent OpenMP programmers, and have some experience of programming with Java threads. Students should have an appreciation of alternative APIs for multithreaded programming, and their relative merits.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Basic concepts of shared memory: threads, tasks, shared/private data, synchronisation.
- Concepts of OpenMP: parallel regions, shared/private variables, parallel loops, reductions
- OpenMP parallel regions and associated clauses
- OpenMP worksharing directives, scheduling of parallel loops
- OpenMP synchronisation: barriers, critical sections, atomics, locks.
- OpenMP tasks
- Additional features of OpenMP: nesting, orphaning, threadprivate globals.
- Java threads: creating and joining threads, executor services.
- Thread synchronisation in Java: mutual exclusion, atomics, barriers, semaphores.
- Basic concepts of Posix threads, Boost/C++0x threads, Intel TBB.
- Comparison of APIs
Lectures will be followed by tutored practical sessions illustrating the key concepts. Students will have the choice of using either C or Fortran in the practical programming sessions on OpenMP.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Please contact the School for further information
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- - Understand the key concepts of multithreaded programming
- Have a knowledge of the syntax and semantics of the OpenMP API and the Java threads API.
- Be able to write a correct OpenMP program in C/C++ or Fortran.
- Be able to write a correct multithreaded Java program.
- Understand the key concepts of other threaded APIs.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Mark Bull
Tel: (0131 6)50 6717
|Course secretary|| Yuhua Lei
Tel: (0131 6) 517067
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