Syllabus for Language Abstractions for Concurrent and Parallel Programming
Programspråksabstraktioner för parallellprogrammering
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1DL541
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Computer Science A1F
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2017-03-09
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-08-30
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Spring 2019
120 credits with 60 credits in computer science, including Introduction to Parallel Programming. Functional Programming is recommended. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
- Responsible department: Department of Information Technology
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- write and modify programs using different models and language abstractions for concurrent and parallel programming,
- analyse models with respect to which specific problems they address, where they can be used and where they should be avoided,
- explain the difference between a model and its implementation in a specific language,
- explain how some languages implement hybrids or multiple models and how these can interact.
Some different models for concurrency and parallel programming, e.g., transactional memories, actors, side-effect-free combinators and map-reduce. Implementation and use of these models in different programming languages, such as C++, Java, Erlang. Strengths and weaknesses of the models.
Closer study of a model and its implementation in some language to be used as a basis for comparisons between models.
Lectures, labs, tutoring.
Oral and written assessment of assignments.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1DL540.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Spring 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2017)
The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.