Syllabus for Parallel Programming for Efficiency

Programmering av effektiva parallella program

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1DL560
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1F, Technology A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2014-03-13
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2014
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits including 60 credits in computer science, including Advanced Computer Architecture and Low-level Parallel Programming.

  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

To pass the course the students should be able to

  • analyse programs for efficient use of computational resources, including cache, memory bandwidth, CPUs, and energy
  • use profiling tools for energy and performance
  • apply profiling and optimisation techniques to a program to improve its efficiency
  • determine achieved efficiency as a fraction of the system's and application's potential


Introduction to one or more complex, computationally intensive applications. Introduction to profiling and measurement techniques for performance and energy. Optimisation techniques.


Online lectures, seminars, project.


Oral and written presentation of assignments and project.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.

Last modified: 2022-04-26