Course: Parallel Programming Languages and Systems

Type: 
Teaching Assistant

Time in Year: 
Semester 2

Number of Posts:
1

Description:  

Assist with design and preparation of the practical exercises for the course, and undertake almost all the marking for these.  The first exercise is pencil-and-paper, requiring students to trace, analyse and discuss some small shared-memory parallel code fragments, spotting races, synchronisation errors and so on. The second has two parts: an MPI programming exercise, and a literature reading/discussion exercise.

Skills: 

You will need to be familiar with issues and algorithms in shared memory and message passing parallel programming in general (such as  synchronisation and race issues), and MPI to a good level of competence in particular (experience in using a range of MPI collective operations, familiarity with different communication modes, experience of using communicators  beyond MPI_COMM_WORLD). For example, you might have previously achieved high marks on a course such as this.

This post is paid at grade UE06, currently upwards of £12.50/hr.

Total Hours: 
up to 80 (depending upon student numbers)

Contact:
 Murray Cole

Application:  Apply by email to tutor-applications@inf.ed.ac.uk and copy your email to Murray so that he knows you are interested.
 


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