Link to the old page.
These are texts that may be consulted as support to different parts of the course:
The notes of the course will be made available in electronic form this year. The notes will cover all the arguments of the course, but the final part on the wireless and peer to peer arguments. These latter arguments will be covered by Chapters from the Kurose Ross Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach. I'm upgrading the material relative to last year course notes. Therefore, on the links below you'll find both last year version of the notes, with fixes of the errors I found in the (paper) version distributed during spring 2011, as well as the parts relative to the new version of the notes, as soon as these will be available.
|Full notes||2010-2011 version, with errors fixed|
|Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2||2011-2012 version|
|FastFlow Chapter||2011-2012 DRAFT version|
|Errata corrige ff_misd.cpp in FastFlow tutorial chapter||2011-2012 DRAFT VERSION|
|Design Pattern Chapter||2011-2012 DRAFT version (NEW: replaces former chapter on design patterns)|
|Complete version 2012 (without the DRAFT gray word across pages)||2011-2012 DRAFT version|
The home pages of the skeleton programming frameworks mentioned and used within the course are accessible through the following links:
The skeleton frameworks more commonly used within the projects are summarized in the following section, with more pointers and material.
FastFlow is a C++ skeleton programming framework targeting shared memory architectures. It will be used within the course as one of the reference programming environments. A chapter detailing FastFlow usage (kind of “handson” gentle introduction“) will be included in the Course notes. FastFlow online documentation is available at the FastFlow home page. The current version of the programming framework may be downloaded from sourceforge (follow tab “Develop”. You'll find here the command needed to checkout the last version from the sourceforge SVN, which is usually more up to date than the version provided through tar.gz files from the same web site. Once downloaded, please consider issuing quite often an “svn update” from the FastFlow download directory to update last changes.
Sample programs used to introduce the programming framework:
A tutorial discussing how to use FastFlow has been prepared as part of the course notes. The PDF of this appendix to the course notes is available here.
During the course lessons, we showed how the farm template in FastFlow may be specialized to implement other skeletons. In particular we we discussed a MISD (Multiple Instruction Single Data) skeleton, processing each item of the input stream by n different functions and returning a tuple with the n results computed. The FastFlow code for this skeleton is shown in the code on this link.
Sample FastFlow using a SkePU map stage is shown here.
The original experimental version targeting clusters and presented in the lesson of M. Torquati has been included in the version available through the sourceforge SVN sourceforge SVN.
Skandium is the Java based skeleton based programming framework by Mario Leyton, targeting multicore architectures. The Skandium web page hosts sample code and documentation as well as links to download the source and compiled framework code. The Skandium material may also be found on a GIT repository as well at the side github.com/mleyton/Skandium. A clone of the original Skandium web site (as of 2012, May 31) has been installed on http://backus.di.unipi.it/~marcod/SkandiumClone/skandium.niclabs.cl/index.html
The version 1.0b2 of Skandium is accessible also via the following links: