Question Paper: High Performance Computing Question Paper - December 2016 - Computer Engineering (Semester 8) - Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)

High Performance Computing - December 2016

SPPU Computer Engineering (Semester 8)

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(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary
1(a) What are applications of Parallel Computing? 4 marks

1(b) Explain Granularity, Concurrency, and Dependency Graph. 4 marks

2(a) What are principles of Message Passing Programming. 4 marks

2(b) Explain Non-Blocking communications using MPI. 4 marks

Solve any one question Q.3(a, b) and Q.4(a, b)

3(a) Describe Logical Memory Model of a Thread. 4 marks

3(b) Why synchronization is important? Enlist Thread APIs for Mutex Synchronization. 4 marks

4(a) Implement Merge sort using sychronization primitives in Pthreads. 4 marks

4(b) Illustrate importance of read-write lock for Shared address space Model. 4 marks

Solve any one question Q.5(a, b) and Q.6(a, b)

5(a) What are different partitioning techniques used in Matrix-Vector Multiplication. 4 marks

5(b) Describe Cannon's Algorithm for Matrix multiplication with suitable example. 4 marks

6(a) Describe different techniques for Latency Hiding. 4 marks

6(b) How Latency Hiding is different than Latency Reduction? 4 marks

Solve any one question Q.7(a, b) and Q.8(a, b)

7(a) Write a short note on (Any Two)
i) Parallel Depth-First-Search
ii) Search Overhead Factor
iii) Power Aware Processing
4 marks

7(b) Define term HPC and Elaborate its use to Indian Society. 4 marks

8(a) Write a short note on (Any Two)
i) Distributed Memory
ii) Optical Computing
iii) Green Computing
4 marks

8(b) Share your thoughts about how HPC will help to promote " MAKE IN INDIA" initiative. 4 marks

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