Dec 13, 2017
This is a great course in parallel programming. The videos were very clear, summaries reinforced the video material and the programming projects and quizzes were challenging but not overwhelming.
Aug 28, 2017
Great course. Introduces Parallel Programming in Java in a gentle way.\n\nKudos to Professor Vivek Sarkar for simplifying complex concepts and presenting them in an elegant manner.
par Ivan K•
Jan 16, 2019
It was useful and interesting course, however, I'd like to see more complicated practical tasks
par Cyril A•
Jan 22, 2019
Materials are informative. Instructor is good. Good to have programming assignments to practice the material learned. Assignments after assignment 2 were a little light though. The first two assignments were at a good level though.
Feb 28, 2019
This course explain the concepts in a great way but the exercises
needs to be more rich with problems to enhance our understanding to the concepts.
par lowell s•
Feb 28, 2019
Excellent lectures and provides good understanding of some theory behind Parallel Programming. The professor is a good lecturer and has a great format. Some assignments are very difficult due to the confusion between lecture notes which have errors and differences between the lecture and the notes. But well worth taking the course and understanding how to take advantage of multi-core processing.
par Donghe X•
Mar 17, 2019
Thanks for the course materials! I'm getting a lot of new knowledges from the course for cs fundamentals. I'd like to suggest to have more concrete examples to explain many concepts like SPAN, signal and put, etc.
par Rhijul M•
Dec 23, 2018
Although this was a very excellent course to understand various API's and methods that are exposed by Java SDK's (RecursiveTasks, Fork/Join Framework etc) and touched on very important multi-core parallelism aspects, I was left wanting for more fundamental explanations regarding how parallelism works under the hood (How the thread works, how the signalling between barrier synchronisation happens etc). Thanks, none the less. Looking forward to next course.
par Isaac A•
Dec 27, 2018
Enjoyed this course a lot! Wished the projects were a little more substantial
par vini g•
Apr 06, 2019
Would like more assignments and examples.
par Wei H•
Jul 14, 2018
the lecturer should wear black shirt to make the video more readable.
par Shady I•
Sep 03, 2017
The courses covers broadly the new synchronization primitives in Java8. It is very clear and demonstrative. It is very shallow though.
par Syed A u R•
Nov 05, 2017
Having come from Python world, i have learned valuable concepts in parallel programming and related Java APIs, surely the APIs are much more elegant and powerful in Java. i was disappointed by Week's 3 and 4's assignment task, they were too easy, nevertheless learned a great lot of information. Excellent course for someone who is looking to get into parallel programming!
par Marcin K•
Nov 23, 2017
More details on concurrency would be a huge benefit to course and students (even as optional material)
par Sarvasva R•
Aug 30, 2017
Introduction to theoretical concepts was good, but not very deep. The exercises didn't really contribute much to my understanding of the course material in general.
par Saifuddin M•
Oct 15, 2017
I liked the course. It introduced some of the concepts in parallel programming very well. I would suggest if it focuses more on Java implementations from the java.util.concurrent package like Countdown Latches and Cyclic Barriers it would be more helpful.
par Mehmet A B•
Jan 28, 2018
Instructor is awesome. However instead of sharing ready libraries for parallelism (like forall loop) in section 3, native codes should be used for forall loops etc.
par Mitrofanov P•
Nov 12, 2017
Tasks are too simple. All the information isn't covered in depth, so consider this course as a sort of introduction to the theory of parallel programming as well as many important Java language features. It gives you a basic idea and points you to the right direction in case you're interested in this complex topic.
par Alexander S•
Nov 12, 2017
Good course but very easy assignments
par Johannes D•
Sep 29, 2017
Good course that gave you a good overview. The code assignments code have been a little more advanced.
par Arun N•
Sep 17, 2017
Simple delivery, very manageable work load, and still something tangible to take away from the course.
par erdem o•
Dec 10, 2017
It was a useful course, but last two homeworks were exactly same as professor explained in demo implementations. I would expect them to take a bit more time and having a variety of easy/difficult tasks in each homework.
par Artur G•
Aug 04, 2017
This course is quite a shot one. The lectures are condense and programming assignments are purely academic. However I still would suggest to take it if one wants to learn about high level abstraction upon parallel computing in Java.
par Vishal V•
Mar 10, 2018
Great Learning and understanding the parallelism concepts in java
par Xiao X•
Jan 25, 2018
-1 star due to the too-easy homework.
I wish the homework can be harder and more challenging.
par Андрей С•
Oct 28, 2017
This course is a good introduction to parallel programming,
but i noticed a number of shortcomings.
Some themes are not reflected in mini-projects:
- memoization in week 1;
- data flow and pipeline parallelism.
The mini-project for week 3 is too easy.
Some questions in the quiz in week 4 does not match the contents of the course.
par Thatiana F d O•
Sep 05, 2017
A great course, but I think it would be even better if only the structures from Java 8 were used, and not the functons build by the Rice University.