Upcoming Reading Assignment
Posted 12 Feb 2004 by herman
There will be some reading from a textbook and students will
need to share copies of this book.
Starting Monday 23rd February the topic of the course switches
to parallel programming. I would like each student to read
chapters 1, 2, 3 and chapter 5 from the book How to Write
Parallel Programs by Carriero and Gelernter. Unfortunately
this book is out of print (so I did not make this a required
text). Fortunately, I have some copies of the book that I can
lend out to class members. By dividing students into groups
with six in each group, then each group can share a copy of the
book. I expect that each student will have finished the
reading by the first of March, so it's good to start preparing
for the sharing of copies soon. On Friday (13th February)
I'll discuss this in class. If you miss Friday's class, you
may want to find out later the results of any discussion about
this reading.
I'm putting two things on reserve in the math library:
the book and some copied pages (ask for the material
under my name or 22C:078). Two students have suggested
and implemented a different idea for sharing; we'll
talk about this in class on the 19th of February.
