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6.172 Performance Engineering of Software Systems, Fall 2009

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Show simple item record Leiserson, Charles en_US Amarasinghe, Saman en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2009 en_US 2009-12
dc.identifier 6.172-Fall2009
dc.identifier local: 6.172
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-a55fdc84743c85817f67a766aca62ac0
dc.description.abstract Modern computing platforms provide unprecedented amounts of raw computational power. But significant complexity comes along with this power, to the point that making useful computations exploit even a fraction of the potential of the computing platform is a substantial challenge. Indeed, obtaining good performance requires a comprehensive understanding of all layers of the underlying platform, deep insight into the computation at hand, and the ingenuity and creativity required to obtain an effective mapping of the computation onto the machine. The reward for mastering these sophisticated and challenging topics is the ability to make computations that can process large amount of data orders of magnitude more quickly and efficiently and to obtain results that are unavailable with standard practice. 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. The course also includes code reviews with industry mentors, as described in this MIT News article. en_US
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dc.subject performance engineering en_US
dc.subject parallelism en_US
dc.subject computational power en_US
dc.subject complexity en_US
dc.subject computation en_US
dc.subject efficiency en_US
dc.subject high performance en_US
dc.subject software system en_US
dc.subject performance analysis en_US
dc.subject algorithms en_US
dc.subject instruction level optimization en_US
dc.subject cache en_US
dc.subject memory en_US
dc.subject parallel programming en_US
dc.subject distributed systems en_US
dc.subject algorithmic design en_US
dc.subject profile en_US
dc.subject multithreaded en_US
dc.subject cilk en_US
dc.subject cilk arts en_US
dc.subject ray tracer en_US
dc.subject render en_US
dc.title 6.172 Performance Engineering of Software Systems, Fall 2009 en_US
dc.title.alternative Performance Engineering of Software Systems en_US

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