Course : Topics in High Performance Computing GPU Programming
- Course Number
- CMPS 4563
- Section Number
- Fall 2020
- Bolin Hall, 213
- Dr. Eduardo Colmenares-Diaz
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Wednesday, December 09, 2020 12:00 am
A practical introduction to the principles of parallel computing, parallel algorithm development and analysis, as well as, design, implementation, and evaluation of parallel programs by using and targeting and adequate balance between multicore CPU’s and many-core Graphics Processing Units (GPU’s).
The final grade for this course will be based on participation, projects and exams. A description is provided below:
- You will have one tests (T1) and one final exam (FE). T1 is worth 25 percent. Your final exam is also worth 25 percent.
- You will have several programming assignments. All your programming assignments will count for 25 percent of final your grade.
The next category is participation, this will count for ten percent of your final grade. Please be aware that this category includes in class activities and quizzes. Below you will find additional information about this category.
- Assignments given in class, also known as in class activities will be unannounced in nature.
Quizzes will be non-pop-up quizzes. There are three potential formats for our Quizzes, the instructor decides which format to use and when.
- Format 1 (online quizzes): if this option is used then you are required to use D2L to take the quiz, you cannot use a Chromebook for this purpose, and you should have
- Format 2 (online but by hand): You will be required to print the document and scan it.
- Format 3: Traditional in class hard copy.
- No makeup participation assignments are given.
- Arriving late, leaving early to class voids the right to take a quiz or in class activity if it already started or it is about to start.
- The last category is your GPU Project. This category is worth 15 percent of your grade. More information will be given during the semester.
Evaluation Process Summary Table
Homework (THH and ICH)
Participation (Quizzes and In Class Activities (ICAs)
89 to 100 points is an A.
79 to 88.99 points is a B.
69 to 78.99 points is a C.
59 to 68.99 points is a D.
0 to 58.99 points is an F.
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