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 Benjamin G J•
Aug 06, 2018
The exercises are just a little short and I'd like to see, maybe, twice as many quizzes with a better connection to lecture notes, but the lectures are very enlightening, the subject matter is very interesting, and the exercises, though excessively sparse, are helpful.
par Alban D•
Apr 15, 2019
Very interesting content: it is definitely useful to get into that topic. Mini projects are sometimes a bit light: what has to be done is so simple that it can be frustrating... or misleading (I would expect to have more than a single line to change sometimes).
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 Anton O•
Dec 17, 2017
Good course. I've expected less theory and more practice, but all in all I'm happy with the course. Block about parallel streams was the most useful for me. On the other hand part about array multiplication was quiet useless from practical point of view.
par Abid A S•
Apr 18, 2020
Was quite helpful... cleared many basic concepts in parallel programming ... but you should come up more industry oriented examples .. code samples uses rice university's own package in some examples..these could be done with regular java libraries
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 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.
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 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 Jimmy C C•
Jun 26, 2020
Great introduction to parallel programming. Lectures were clear, summaries were helpful, quizzes were not trivial, discussion forum is good, but the assignments' grading system could be improved.
par Sagnik D•
May 26, 2020
I found the explanation of how to precisely code phasors lacking as the Thread stuff was already provided in sample code and never explained. Quite satisfied with the rest of the course though.
par Krishna K•
Jun 19, 2018
Excellent Course.I always wanted a good course on java concurrency and parallel programming.And finish->async, isolated, forAsync constructs are awesome.I have learnt much from this course.
par Elias R•
Jul 28, 2019
Very good and comprehensive video lectures! Sometimes the auto-grader results from Coursera fluctuate from one submission to the other, but overall it was a really interesting course.
par Valdas Z•
Nov 07, 2017
Very useful course about parallel programming theory and practice.
Could be less examples with custom libraries instead of standard java features looking to practical usage at work.
par Vaibhav G•
Jun 03, 2020
Very well structured, taught and paced course, I only wish it had a passing project which would have given us more hands on practice and insights to parallel programming.
par Sebastiaan V•
Sep 24, 2018
The information found in this course is great. The first and second mini projects were of average difficulty, but the third and fourth mini projects were too trivial.
par Naveen K•
Jul 05, 2020
Explanation of theory was best. But Assignments lacked clarity. For example, we might expect little more clarification about threads In order to use them effectively
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 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.
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 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.
par Akshat A•
Sep 06, 2018
Great material, well arranged course flow, willing teacher, and nice project snippets. More coding samples and projects could have been included.
par Umrao S R•
Aug 16, 2020
Very good to learn parallel programming in java. excellent to teach in simple way with good example and current scope touching description.
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 Vitalii D•
Apr 19, 2019
Thank you for this course! Really interesting, but lacks the real world examples and has little number of tasks to complete.