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Høst 2019

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

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

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.

Course contents

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.

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.

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

Objective 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

Skills:The student

General competence:The student

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.


Home exam counting 100%. Approved assignments give access to the home exam.

Grade scale: Letter grades A-E, F - fail.

The coursework includes 2-3 written assignments graded "Approved" / "Not approved", and the number of assignments is stated at the start of the semester. Oral presentation of the assignments and demonstration of a working system can be required.

Re-sit examination: It will not be given a re-sit examination in this course.

Postponed examination: Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination according to Section 21 and 17 in Regulations for examinations at UiT. If practically possible the examination is arranged during the semester as soon as the reasons for absence have ceased.

Date for examination

Home examination hand out date 07.11.2019 hand in date 25.11.2019

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

Course overlap

INF-3201 Parallel Programming 5 stp
Lectures Autumn 2019
First attendance: TBA.
Lecture prof. Hoai Phuong Ha