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Paralelní algoritmy (B4M35PAG), Parallel Algorithms (BE4M35PAG)

Lecturer: Přemysl Šůcha

Lab teachers: István Módos

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Why parallel algorithms?



In the introductory lectures, we will focus on general approaches to design of parallel algorithms and their properties important for understanding the fundamental principles of parallel and distributed algorithms. Subsequently, we will talk about fundamental parallel algorithms; typically constituting cornerstones of algorithms for real-world problems. The laboratory exercises will be aimed at hardware platform commonly used in practice (multi-core CPUs, Xeon Phi, …).


C/C++, basic Linux skills, algorithms


No. Title Notes Handouts
1 Introduction to Parallel Computing Chapter 2
2 Principles of Parallel Algorithms Design Chapter 3
3 Basic Communication Operations Chapter 4
4 Analytical Modeling of Parallel Algorithms Chapter 5
5 Sorting Chapter 9
6 Matrix Algorithms Chapter 8
7 Algorithms for Linear Algebra TEST Chapter 8
8 Parallel Accelerators Parallel Accelerators
9 Graph Algorithms I. Chapter 10
10 Graph Algorithms II. Chapter 10
11 Combinatorial Algorithms Chapter 11
12 Dynamic Programming Chapter 12
13 Fast Fourier Transform Chapter 13

Grading and Exam

To get an ungraded assessment the following requirements have to be met:

  • obtain at least 25 from 45 points:
    • 21 points for homework assignments No. 1 to 3 (7 points per assignment)
    • 14 points for semester project
    • 10 points for Test
      • The test starts at the beginning of the lecture and takes approximately 30 minutes. It focuses on knowledge from the lectures and labs already taught.

To pass the exam it is necessary to get at least 20 points (maximum 45 points) from the written exam. The oral exam is mandatory and gives 10 points at maximum.

Final grading scale:

points [0,50) [50,60) [60,70) [70,80) [80,90) [90,100]
grade F E D C B A

For the written and oral exam, you will need a pen and few sheets of paper. The exam tests both the knowledge from lectures and seminars.


[1] Ananth Grama, Anshul Gupta, George Karypis, Vipin Kumar: Introduction to Parallel Computing, Second Edition, Addison Wesley, 2003.

[2] Georg Hager, Gerhard Wellein: Introduction to High Performance Computing for Scientists and Engineers, CRC Press, 2011.

[3] James Reinders, Jim Jeffers: Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor High-Performance Programming, Newnes, 2013.

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