autumn 2018

INF-2202 Concurrent and Data-Intensive Programming - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 08.02.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Science and Technology


Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester.

Type of course

Theoretical and practical subject. The course is available as a singular or elective course independent of study program, also to exchange students and free-movers.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements: Higher Education Entrance Qualification + specific entrance requirements equivalent to MATRS: R1/(S1+S2). Application code: 9354 - Singular course in computer science

Course content

This course covers programming techniques to efficiently use modern computers. Topics include concurrent programming, data-intensive programming, and performance evaluation. Emphasis will be on practical use of various programming models and technologies for concurrent and data-intensive programming, and performance evaluation of concurrent applications. Students will use modern computer architectures, systems, libraries and programming languages through programming assignments.

Recommended prerequisites

INF-2200 Computer architecture and organization, INF-2201 Operating system fundamentals

Objectives of the course

Most computing devices today have multi- or many-core processors. To write efficient programs for these processors it is necessary to have competency in concurrent, programming, and to have the skills for evaluating the performance of applications running on such processors.

Knowledge:The student

  • has fundamental concepts of concurrent programming
  • has fundamental knowledge about performance evaluation of sequential and concurrent applications
  • has fundamental concepts of data-intensive computing

Skills:The student

  • can develop and evaluate multi-threaded, task-, and event-based programs
  • can implement programs using low-level programming interfaces
  • can utilize programming models and technologies for concurrent  and data-intensive programming
  • can evaluate the performance of programs running on multi- and many-core processors

General competence:The student

  • can understand and solve problems related to concurrent and data-intensive programming
  • has the competence to select the a suitable set of programming languages, frameworks, and tools for programming on multi- and many-core platforms

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English, and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 30 hours, Colloquium: 30 hours, Laboratory guidance: 30 hours. Laboratory work is included in the course.


A 4 hour final written exam counting 100%. Approved assignments give access to the final written exam.

Course requirements: The coursework includes up to 3 written assignments graded Approved / Not approved. Oral presentation of the assignments and demonstration of a working system can be required.

Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F.

Re-sit examination:
Given early in teaching free semester, if the course is compulsory in the study plan. It will be arranged a 4 hour written exam counting 100%. To get access to the re-sit examination in the teaching free semester the student must have passed the course requirements.

Postponed examination:
Given early in teaching free semester. It will be arranged a 4 hour written exam counting 100%. To get access to the postponed examination in the teaching free semester the student must have passed the course requirements.

For further details see:
- Utfyllende bestemmelser for eksamener ved Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi (only in Norwegian)
- Regulations for examinations at the UiT

Date for examination

A 4 hour written exam 21.11.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Course overlap

INF-3201 Parallel Programming 5 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Syllabus and reading list are available in Canvas or by contacting the teacher or the student adviser. 

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