6.172 Performance Engineering of Software Systems
6.172 Performance Engineering of Software Systems (Fall 2010, MIT OCW). Instructors: Professor Saman Amarasinghe and Professor Charles Leiserson. This course is a hands-on, project-based introduction to building scalable and high-performance software systems. Topics include performance analysis, algorithmic techniques for high performance, instruction-level optimizations, cache and memory hierarchy optimization, parallel programming, and building scalable distributed systems. (from ocw.mit.edu)
|Lecture 17 - Performance Issues in Parallelization|
Lecture covering the impact of synchronization and memory on parallel performance, using OpenMP instead of Cilk. Topics include granularity of parallelism, true and false sharing, and load balancing.
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