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Week 10 Summary
Posted 31 Oct 2004 by herman
Week 10 continued the topic of simulation.

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Distributed, Event-Driven Simulation
Posted 31 Oct 2004 by herman
Event-driven simulation gets more interesting when implemented in a network of hosts. Here is some background reading material.

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Simulating Queues and Service
Posted 27 Oct 2004 by herman
How to give a realistic simulation of customers and queues?

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Event-Driven Simulation
Posted 27 Oct 2004 by herman
You can program event-driven simulation in Python.

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Time-Stepped Simulation
Posted 24 Oct 2004 by herman
Our main interest will be event-driven simulation, but it is useful first to look at time-stepped simulation.

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Week 8 and Week 9 summaries
Posted 24 Oct 2004 by herman
Topics include parallel programming, statistical methods for evaluation, and the beginning of simulation.

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Fifth Homework
Posted 19 Oct 2004 by herman
Use agenda-style parallel programming, with the Python version of Linda, to do some image processing.

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Statistics for Network Experiments
Posted 19 Oct 2004 by herman
An important activity in networking is gathering statistics about the network.

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Systolic Arrays, Barrier Synchronization
Posted 12 Oct 2004 by herman
Two topics introduced on Monday 11 October lecture.

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Fourth Homework
Posted 9 Oct 2004 by herman
This programming assignment uses Python to illustrate the specialist approach to parallel programming.

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Week 6 and Week 7 Summary
Posted 9 Oct 2004 by herman
The summary covers three classes only.

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Reading Assignment
Posted 2 Oct 2004 by herman
Here's what you should be reading during the week 1 October to 8 October.

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Linda in Python
Posted 1 Oct 2004 by herman
Learn some of the Linda coordination language using Python.

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Parallel Programming
Posted 30 Sep 2004 by herman
Some reading notes accompany the lectures on parallel programming.

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Week 5 Summary
Posted 24 Sep 2004 by herman
The week included more about Threads (Locks, Queues), the select() method, the HTTP protocol, and XML.

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Review for First Exam
Posted 24 Sep 2004 by herman
The weekly summaries give some idea of the material covered, and you can also look at a previous examination.

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Framing
Posted 22 Sep 2004 by herman
Chapter 3 of the TCP/IP Sockets book introduces ideas for how to constuct messages, including framing data in messages.

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Threads in Python
Posted 21 Sep 2004 by herman
Use threads in Python to manage concurrency, which is useful for a server that handles multiple clients concurrently.

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Third Homework: due Friday 24 September
Posted 20 Sep 2004 by herman
This second Python programming homework uses networking.

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Week 3 and Week 4 Summaries
Posted 20 Sep 2004 by herman
Weeks 3 and 4 of the course finished the introduction to TCP/IP, covered chapters 2 and 4 of the TCP/IP Sockets text, and introduced Python.

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