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Studying the Structure of Parallel Algorithms as a Key Element of High-Performance Computing Education

  • Vladimir Voevodin
  • Alexander AntonovEmail author
  • Nina Popova
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11339)

Abstract

Since the computing world has become fully parallel, every software developer today should be familiar with the notion of “parallel algorithm structure.” If in recent years, students have studied a basic introduction to algorithms; today, parallel algorithm structure must become a vital part of computer science education. In this work we present two years of experience teaching a “Supercomputer Modeling and Technologies” course, and running practical assignments at the Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, aimed at teaching students a methodology for analyzing parallel algorithm properties.

Keywords

Structure of parallel algorithms High-performance computing education Parallel programming Educational curricula Computer science curricula Undergraduate students 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We are sincerely grateful to our colleagues form the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics and the Research Computing Center who helped us to deliver the lectures and organize the practical assignments—completing the educational program in this form without their help would simply have been impossible.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Voevodin
    • 1
  • Alexander Antonov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nina Popova
    • 1
  1. 1.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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