Brian J. d'Auriol, Ph.D.

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Joel Themmen and Brian J. d'Auriol, "An Analysis of Parallel Computing Curriculum: A Case Study", Proc. of the 11th Annual International Symposium on High Performance Computing Systems (HPCS'97), Winnipege, Manitoba, Canada, 10-12 July, 1997, Ken Barker (Ed.), pp. 505-518, July 1997.

An analysis of parallel computing curricula has been presented in this paper. The context for the analysis is that parallel computing is a necessary integral component of both undergraduate and graduate education. The analysis itself takes into account varying factors of curriculum content, the extensiveness of the curriculum as well as departmental influencing factors. A graphical notation called a {\em curriculum map} has been developed to visually illustrate important points of the application of the analysis. The analysis has been applied to five university computer science curriculums in the United States of America and comments regarding the usefulness of specific analysis components have been made. We expect that more informed decisions regarding parallel curricula update can be realized by, in part, employing the analysis presented in this paper.

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