Aug 25, 2009

Multicore Programming Primer

The Playstation 3 TM
The course serves as an introductory course in parallel programming. It will have a series of lectures on parallel programming concepts as well as a group project providing hands-on experience with parallel programming. The students will have the unique opportunity to use the cutting-edge PLAYSTATION®3 development platform, as they learn how to design and implement exciting applications for multicore architectures. At the end of the course, students will have an understanding of • Fundamental design philosophies that multicore architectures address. • Parallel programming philosophies and emerging best practices.

Course Highlights
This course features a complete set of lecture notes and video, as well as a full set of recitations. Quizzes are used to reinforce the parallel programming concepts.


The course instructors are extremely grateful to Sony, IBM, and Toshiba for their support.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip, .c, .h, and .s.


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