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FIT4001 - Parallel and distributed systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Not offered in 2007


Modern computer systems contain parallelism in both hardware and software. This unit covers parallelism in both general purpose and application specific computer architectures and the programming paradigms that allow parallelism to be exploited in software. The unit examines both shared memory and message passing paradigms in both hardware and software; concurrency, multithreading and synchronicity; parallel, clustered and distributed supercomputing models and languages. Students will program in these paradigms.


Assignments 100%

Contact hours

2 hours of lectures per week


FIT2022, or CSE2302 and CSE2/3324; in addition students must have completed 24 points of level 3 units