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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.896 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Theory of Parallel Hardware (SMA 5511) 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Charles Leiserson
    Prof. Michael Bender
    Dr. Bradley Kuszmaul 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 6.896 Theory of Parallel Hardware (SMA 5511)



    Spring 2004




    Course Highlights


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    Course Description


    6.896 covers mathematical foundations of parallel hardware, from computer arithmetic to physical design, focusing on algorithmic underpinnings. Topics covered include: arithmetic circuits, parallel prefix, systolic arrays, retiming, clocking methodologies, boolean logic, sorting networks, interconnection networks, hypercubic networks, P-completeness, VLSI layout theory, reconfigurable wiring, fat-trees, and area-time complexity.

    This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5511 (Theory of Parallel Hardware).

     

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