École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Parallel programming

This course is part of Functional Programming in Scala Specialization

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Prof. Viktor Kuncak
Dr. Aleksandar Prokopec

Instructors: Prof. Viktor Kuncak

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There are 4 modules in this course

We motivate parallel programming and introduce the basic constructs for building parallel programs on JVM and Scala. Examples such as array norm and Monte Carlo computations illustrate these concepts. We show how to estimate work and depth of parallel programs as well as how to benchmark the implementations.

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9 videos5 readings3 programming assignments

We continue with examples of parallel algorithms by presenting a parallel merge sort. We then explain how operations such as map, reduce, and scan can be computed in parallel. We present associativity as the key condition enabling parallel implementation of reduce and scan.

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6 videos2 programming assignments

We show how data parallel operations enable the development of elegant data-parallel code in Scala. We give an overview of the parallel collections hierarchy, including the traits of splitters and combiners that complement iterators and builders from the sequential case.

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5 videos2 programming assignments

We give a glimpse of the internals of data structures for parallel computing, which helps us understand what is happening under the hood of parallel collections.

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5 videos2 programming assignments

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Prof. Viktor Kuncak
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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