|Website:||website containing additional information|
|Period:||period 1 (week 36 through 45, i.e., 4-9-2017 through 10-11-2017; retake week 1)|
|Participants:||up till now 52 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris|
|Contents:||Writing high-performance applications and increasing the performance of existing applications is a rewarding process, that typically yields improvements of 10x or more. In this course, a structured approach to program optimization is presented.
The main factors that determine program performance are:
The focus will be on CPU code, but optimization using GPUs and GPU performance characteristics will be covered as well.
Important: the nature of this course requires that we use C++, and we will do so in a low-level way.
Visit the course website for more information.
|Literature:||Online materials and (electronic) readers.|
|Course form:||This course consists of lectures and workshops.|
|Exam form:||This course will be graded using four practical assignments and a written exam. The practical grade P and the exam grade T are combined as follows:|
final grade = (3P + T) / 4
where P is calculated as (P1 + P2 + P3 + 2 * P4) / 5.
To pass the course, your final grade must be 5.5 or better, and your exam grade must be at least 4.0 (before rounding).
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||Repairing the final grade requires a final grade of at least a 4.0 (before rounding). Repairing is not allowed if you passed the course. To repair, you may redo one practical assignment, or the exam.|
|Description:||At the end of this course, the student