Apr 24, 2018
The course is fairly advanced and you would need to review the materials many times to understand the concept. The assignments are definitely fun and not as straightforward as other courses.
Aug 25, 2017
Superb study material. Learnt a lot during this course. I am not much into mathematical stuff, but got a hang of how to break problems and improve efficiency through parallelism.
By Anton Bossenbroek•
Dec 10, 2018
it would be great to have a few more pointers how to debug code in parallel
By Denys Lobur•
Dec 10, 2018
Nice and complicated
By Bruno Medeiros•
Dec 03, 2018
Very good introductory theoretical foundation for parallell algorithms, and background for
the Big Data Analysis with Scala and Spark course.
By Christoph Knabe•
Nov 27, 2018
Very interesting material, especially the prefix sum algorithms about, how to transform a sequential problem into a parallel problem.
Nov 23, 2018
exercise are too heavy
By Joshua Sakwa•
Nov 15, 2018
Like the other courses in this series, the lectures and exercises are excellent. Coming from a communications background, this course presented me with an opportunity to build on what I already knew but also offered new and interesting insights related to algorithm performance tuning. The course has a nice mix of theory and serviceable information. If you've never done any type of high-performance computing, this is a nice gentle introduction into the subject. The instructions took a lot of time to build fun and interesting exercises that are meticulously constructed.
By Massimiliano D’Acunzo•
Nov 09, 2018
This course analyse the parallel programming from both practical and theoretical point of view. It gives the instruments both to understand the Scala library in its completeness and expressiveness in parallel computing, and the theoretical knowledge to understand what's "under the hood", to allow the student to understand whether the parallelism could be effective or not.
I greatly suggest this course to anyone interested in parallel computing.
By Paulo Roberto de Oliveira Castro•
Sep 13, 2018
Hard course, but gives good insights about the challenges and solutions for parallel programming.
By Josue Gaston Tavara Idrogo•
Sep 03, 2018
Very interesting, with difficult examples and task. Spent a lot of time analyzing weekly assignments but it was totally worth.
By VICTOR ARIAS•
Aug 11, 2018
All but the last assignment are interesting. A fair amount of the lectures are also good, even though some of them are too theoretical - the bad lectures are the ones that focus too much into proving mathematical properties, but thankfully there is just a few of those.
The last assignment is considerably larger than the other ones and requires a physics background (or interest to do research on your own). I think they could improve it by approaching the material independently with smaller exercises before applying them again into the larger application that is built as part of the assignment today.