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CMSC 433

Programming Language Technologies and Paradigms

Spring 2016

Course Schedule

Below is a list of lecture topics by date, as well as midterm, exam and project-due dates. The schedule is provisional and subject to change. In the readings list, "JCIP" refers to the recommended text, Java Concurrency in Practice. Materials for each lecture, including slides and source code, are also available.

 

DATE

TOPIC

Projects Due

READINGS

Tu 1/26

Course intro

 

JCIP Ch. 1

Th 1/28

Basic concurrency: processes, threads, scheduling

 

JCIP Ch. 1

Tu 2/02

Testing concurrent programs

 

JCIP Ch. 11

Th 2/04

Thread safety: interference, data races, locks, atomicity

P0 due 2/05

JCIP Ch. 2

Tu 2/09

Synchronization: locking protocols, deadlock

 

JCIP Ch. 2, 10.1

Th 2/11

Synchronization: atomicity, visibility

 

JCIP Ch. 3

Tu 2/16

Sharing objects: publication, thread and stack confinement

 

JCIP Ch. 3

Th 2/18

Sharing objects: thread locality, mutability vs. immutability

P1 due 2/19

JCIP Ch. 3

Tu 2/23

Object composition: thread safety, Java Monitor Pattern

 

JCIP Ch. 4

Th 2/25

Object composition: state dependency, suspension, notification

 

JCIP Ch. 14.1-14.3

Tu 3/01

Concurrent collections: hash maps, array lists, queues

 

JCIP Ch. 5

Th 3/03

Synchronizers

P2 due 3/04

JCIP Ch. 5

Tu 3/08

Review

 

 

Th 3/10

MIDTERM

 

 

Tu 3/15

SPRING BREAK

 

 

Th 3/17

SPRING BREAK

 

 

Tu 3/22

Tasks and task execution

 

JCIP Ch. 6

Th 3/24

Thread pools

 

JCIP Ch. 8

Tu 3/29

Parallelization of loops, recursion (1)

 

JCIP Ch. 8, 11

Th 3/31

Parallelization of loops, recursion (2)

 

JCIP Ch. 8, 11

Tu 4/05

Fork-join parallelism

 

Lecture notes

Th 4/07

The actor framework for distributed computing

P3 due 4/08

Lecture notes

Tu 4/12

Actors and akka in Java

 

Lecture notes

Th 4/14

Programming with actors in akka

 

Lecture notes

Tu 4/19

Map-Reduce

 

Lecture notes

Th 4/21

Hadoop

P4 due 4/22

Lecture notes

Tu 4/26

The Java Memory Model (1)

 

JCIP Ch. 16

Th 4/28

The Java Memory Model (2)

 

JCIP Ch. 16

Tu 5/03

Non-blocking algorithms: compare-and-swap, atomic classes

 

JCIP Ch. 15

Th 5/05

Non-blocking algorithms: stacks and queues

P5 due 5/06

Lecture notes

Tu 5/10

Review

 

M 5/16

FINAL (10:30 am -- 12:30 pm)