CSCI 384 Parallelism

Barbara Nostrand, Ph.D.

Welcome to Parallelism.  Experts predict that much of the future growth in our discipline will be in the areas of computational appliances and ubiquitous computing.  These new services will combine hardware and software components in an integrated network environment.  In essence,  the future belongs to what are traditionally called embedded systems where computer intelligence is an instrumental component of a non-computational device such as an automobile or a telephone.  A single appliance may contain severall collaborating computational devices.  Some propose literally painting walls with millions of communicating processors.  In this course you get virtual dirt under your finger nails by being introduced to digital logic, PLA design, and exploring systems of communicating processors.  By the end of the course, you will have participated in a collaborative design project. 

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