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052811 VU Program Optimisations and Runtime Systems (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 15.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 22.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 12.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 19.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 26.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 03.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 10.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 17.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 31.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 07.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 14.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 21.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 28.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course discusses program optimisations in the context of parallel programming realized by programmers, tools, or compilers, performed either statically or dynamically at runtime. The basic ideas of translating source languages to target languages will be presented and tools will be used to assist in this process. The aim of the course is that students know about optimisations in parallel programming and can apply it in program development and are familiar with the basics of program transformations.
Topics: compiler phases, program representations, dependence analysis, code transformations, vectorization, parallelization
Method: The course consists of a lecture and programming assignments.

Assessment and permitted materials

The grading is based on the assignments and the examination at the end of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A minimum grade of 50% must be earned in both examination and assignments and in total 50% to pass the course. Examination and assignments are equally weighted. The grading scale for the course is: 4 at least 50%, 3 at least 63%, 2 at least 75%, 1 at least 87%.

Examination topics

Lectures and assignments

Reading list

Books only (for papers see lecture):
• H. Zima, B. Chapman: Supercompilers for Parallel and Vector Computers. ACM Press, 1991.
• M. Wolfe: High Performance Compilers for Parallel Computing. Addison-Wesley, 1996.
• A.V. Aho, M.S. Lam, R. Sethi, J.D. Ullman. Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools. Addison-Wesley, 2007. (“Dragon Book“).
• K. C. Louden. Compiler Construction: Principles and Practice. Course Technology, 1997.

Association in the course directory

Module: POP PAP

Last modified: Tu 23.02.2021 18:28