Multithreaded Parallelism: Languages and Compilers

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Fall 2002



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Course Description

The topics covered in this course include:

  • Languages and compilers to exploit multithreaded parallelism
  • Implicit parallel programming using functional languages and their extensions
  • Higher-order functions, non-strictness, and polymorphism
  • Explicit parallel programming and nondeterminism
  • The lambda calculus and its variants
  • Term rewriting and operational semantics
  • Compiling multithreaded code for symmetric multiprocessors and clusters
  • Static analysis and compiler optimizations

This course is worth 4 Engineering Design Points.

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Arvind. 6.827 Multithreaded Parallelism: Languages and Compilers. Fall 2002. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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