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.
von Grigory N•
Oct 24, 2018
The course is good!
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von Isaac A•
Dec 27, 2018
Enjoyed this course a lot! Wished the projects were a little more substantial
von vini g•
Apr 06, 2019
Would like more assignments and examples.
von 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.
von 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!
von Marcin K•
Nov 23, 2017
More details on concurrency would be a huge benefit to course and students (even as optional material)
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von Alexander S•
Nov 12, 2017
Good course but very easy assignments
von Johannes D•
Sep 29, 2017
Good course that gave you a good overview. The code assignments code have been a little more advanced.
von Arun N•
Sep 17, 2017
Simple delivery, very manageable work load, and still something tangible to take away from the course.
von 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.
von Vishal V•
Mar 10, 2018
Great Learning and understanding the parallelism concepts in java
von Xiao X•
Jan 25, 2018
-1 star due to the too-easy homework.
I wish the homework can be harder and more challenging.
von 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.
von 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.
von Antonio J M G•
May 04, 2018
Great content, thank you very much for putting this together. I have enjoyed reviewing the fundamentals and learn more about the Phaser's API. My only suggestion will be to add more exercises, even if they are optional, so people can practice more the concepts introduced.
von 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.