In depth coverage of parallel computer architectures, using a combination of lecture, student led paper discussions, homeworks and projects. There will be very little "busy work" in this class; instead it will focus on longer term projects to provide an in depth experience.


Compsci 550/ECE 552 or equivalent. Operating systems is a big plus, but not strictly required. Please see the instructor if you have any questions about your background.

Meeting Time & Location

Lecture: Monday, Wednesday 10:05am - 11:20am, LSRC D243
Office Hours: Monday 2:30-3:30 or by appointment


Alvin R. Lebeck
Email: alvy AT
Office: D308 Levine Science Research Center

Discussion Forum

Probably Piazza if we need one, not sure yet.