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CS 498: Program Optimization

Lectures: Wednesday and Friday 11:00am - 12:15am, 1103SC


Maria Garzaran
E-mail: garzaran@illinois.edu
Webpage: http://polaris.cs.uiuc.edu/~garzaran
Office: 4308 SC
Office Hours: by appointment.


The class will be mostly based on research papers, but for a few lectures we will follow the book "The Software Optimization Cookbook, High Performance Recipes for IA-32 Platforms", Second Edition, by Richard Gerber, Aart J.C. Bik, Kevin B. Smith, and Xinmin Tian, published by INTEL Press, 2006. ISBN: 0-9764832-1-1.


May 3
Solution for homework 3 has been posted in the Assignments link.

April 12
Homework 3 has been posted in the Assignments link. It is due on April 29th.

March 18
Homework 2 has been posted in the Assignments link. It is due on April 6th.

March 16
The INTEL 64 and IA-32 Architectures Optimization Reference Manual can be found in
February 8
Homework 1 has been posted in the Assignments link. It is due on March 1st.
I have changed the date of Midterm 1 to March 11th. We will have a second midterm towards the end of the
semester. The exact date will be announced later.
The document that describes the machines used for the class has been updated. It now contains the correct
path to the newest release of the Intel icc compiler.

February 4
Information about the class project has been posted in the Project Link in the sidebar on the left.

January 26
You can find here information about the machines that we will use for this class. Documentation about Intel Vtune and Intel Vtune Amplifier XE 2011 can be found with the lecture slides.

January 19
Welcome to CS 498, Program Optimization. We will meet Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 12:15 in room 1103 in Siebel Center.

The first day of class will be Wednesday, January 19.

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