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Course : Topics in High Performance Computing GPU Programming

Course Number
CMPS 4563
Section Number
101
Semester
Fall 2020
Location
Bolin Hall, 213
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).

 

Evaluation Process

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

Category

Percentage

Midterm

25

Final Exam

25

Homework (THH and ICH)

25

Participation (Quizzes and In Class Activities (ICAs)

10

Project

15

 

Grading Policy

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.

 

Attendance

Attendance is NOT a component of the course grade; however, the student will be subject to any attendance associated requirement as specified/required/stipulated by the University. The student is responsible for covering any missed lecture unless proper medical documentation is presented to the instructor on time.

 

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

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