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IEEE parallel computing workshop

5 day Real-time and Parallel Computing workshop:  21st August- 24 August 2017

Introduction to Operating Systems principles, Real-time concepts and programming in multi-process environment for non-computer scientists  

By the end of this workshop the participants will learn about:

  • Concurrency: processes vs. threads
  • Inter process communication: data pools, pipe-lines and message queues
  • Synchronization principles: mutexes and semaphores, critical sections and monitors
  • Deadlock and Starvation: detections and solutions
  • Operating System Scheduling: interrupts, priorities and Rate Monotonic Scheduling

The topics will be presented via examples and discussions. The afternoon sessions will have hands on tutorials with exercises to practice the concepts discussed.

Prerequisites: knowledge C++ is helpful for the tutorials.

Venue: Software Systems Center, Block B, College of Computing & IT, Makerere University


Roozbeh Mehrabadi,Engineering Services Applied Sciences | Electrical and Computer Engineering The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus 2356 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T1Z4 Canada

Roozbeh has been working with SOC group since the year 2000. He is interested in re-programmable fabrics, structured logic arrays, CAD related algorithms, testing and design for testability issues. He is also interested in CAD tools and design flows to support SoC research.


Monday: AM     Motivation and introduction to Parallel computing: Processes and Threads
PM  tutorials: Multi-Tasking with Multiple processes, Multi-Tasking using Threads, Using Active Classes

Tuesday:  AM    Inter Process communication: Datapools, Pipelines, Mailboxes, Sockets etc.
PM  tutorials: Inter Process communication using Datapools and Pipelines

Wednesday: AM  Process Synchronization cunstructs: semaphores, mutexes, monitors, events, conditions and rendezvous’
PM tutorials: Synchronization Using: Rendezvous, Condition Variables, Event Variables, The Readers Writers Problem

Thursday: AM  Deadlock and Starvation, Modeling and Avoidance, Recovery and Prevention
PM tutorials: Mutual Exclustion with synochronization, the Readers/Writers problem and using a monitor

Friday: AM: Programming for RealTime applications, priority and rate monotonic scheduling.
PM: tutorial reviews and closing remarks

Start at 9am (or 9:30 if planned) with 50min sessions and 10-15 min breaks.

Lunch from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Resume sessions (tutorials at  2:15 till 4 pm  ( with 10 or 15  minutes break  in the  middle )

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