INF5062 – Programming asymmetric multi-core processors
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course addresses issues related to programming asymmetric multi-core processors such as Intel's IXP and IBM/Sony's Cell. In particular, we will use and program the Intel IXP network processor, which has multiple asymmetric cores on the chip, busses and memory types. We will use it in the context of a distributed multimedia system. An important part of the course are lab-assignments where the students program the Intel IXP.
The students should understand the challenges of programming asymmetric multi-core processors. In particular, they learn to know and program the Intel IXP network processor.
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Recommended previous knowledge
- 5 credits overlap with INF5060 – Multimedia Networking using Network Processor Cards (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with INF5061 – Multimedia Networking using Network Processor Cards (discontinued)
2 hours lectures/lab per week
Tere are three mandatory lab project deliveries and one mandatory
paper presentation. The first lab project delivery must be passed
before the student can proceed to the two other (graded) mandatory lab projects, and the mandatory paper presentation must be passed before going up to the final exam. Grades (A-F) will be given based on the two graded lab project assignments (counting about 33% each) and an oral exam at the end of the course (counting about 33%).
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Course Auditor: Kjetil Lund
Resit an examination
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Note that the first lecture is compulsory.