Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code CSCI376
Subject Name Multicore and GPU Programming
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CSCI204 or CSCI251 and 18cp @200 level CSIT/CSCI
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Practical work: 40% Final exam: 60%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in Tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr lect, 2hr lab
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Casey Chow
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Casey Chow
Instance Comment No lab in first week
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
This subject introduces the topic of heterogeneous computing by examining the development of software on modern computing systems that are often equipped with more than one kind of processor. Students will learn to use appropriate programming interfaces to design and implement programs for computing systems incorporating multicore CPU and GPU hardware. Among others, topics covered will include parallel programming, data management, execution and memory models, parallel patterns, performance considerations, and current trends.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Describe and explain principles involved in heterogeneous computing.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and techniques underlying heterogeneous computing.
3. Devise solutions to problems involving computation on heterogeneous systems.
4. Use appropriate programming interfaces to implement programs for systems incorporating multicore CPU and GPU hardware.
5. Design and develop programs for heterogeneous computing systems.

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