Checking date: 11/06/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Study: Master in Computer Technologies Applied to the Financial Sector (313)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA SANCHEZ, JOSE DANIEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


The goal of this course is to introduce to the student in the concept of performance understanding its limits. From this concept, students will learn different techniques to build high performance programs using the C++ programming language as a vehicle.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. High Performance Computing Fundamentals. 2. Programming languages and performance 3. Memory management. 4. Generic programming 5. Libraries and interoperability. 6. Code optimization. 7. Applications performance analysis. 8. Concurrent programming 9. Parallel programming
Learning activities and methodology
Activities: * Theoretical Classes: Theoretical presentations accompanied by electronic material such as digital presentations. * Theoretical Practical classes: Combination of lectures accompanied by the resolution of practical exercises. * Laboratory practices: Practices to develop in specific laboratories for different subjects. * Tutoring: Personal student tutoring * E-learning activities: Course fora, discussion fora and other training e-learning activities. * Individual student work: individual student activities that complement the other activities and exam preparation. Teaching methodology * Teacher class presentations with computer and audiovisual support, in which the main course concepts are developed and bibliography is provided to supplement student learning. * Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. posed by the teacher individually or in group * Expositions and class discussion under the moderation of teacher related to the course content and practical cases. * Elaboration of reports individually or in group * Specific e-learning activities, including viewing recorded content, self-correcting activities, participation in fora, and any other mechanism online teaching. The practical component in this course assingments will be developed for applications performance improvement. Those assignments may include, among others, applications performance analysis, performance problems identification, code optimization, and parallelization techniques. For these more practical content, attendance to laboratories and individual or group work outside the classroom may be combined with tracking and tutoring students through fora and other mechanisms for discussion. Other e-learning strategies will be also used, such as self-assessment of the work done, all supported through Aula Global.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Anthony Williams. C++ Concurrency in Action. Practical Multithreading. 2nd Edition. Manning. 2019
  • Bjarne Stroustrup. Programming - Principles and Practice. 2nd Edition. Addison-Wesley. 2014
  • Michael Voss, Rafael Asenjo, James Reinders. Pro TBB: C++ Parallel Programming with Threading Building Blocks. APress. 2019
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Bjarne Stroustrup. The C++ Programming Language. 4th Edition. Addison-Wesley. 2013
  • Bjarne Stroustrup. A Tour of C++. 2nd Edition.. Addison-Wesley. 2018
  • Gerassimos Barlas. Multicore and GPU Programming: An Integrated Approach. Morgan-Kaufmann. 2014
  • Kurt Guntheroth. Optimized C++. O'Reilly. 2016
  • Peter Gottschling. Discovering Modern C++: An intensive course for scientists, engineers and programmers. Addison-Wesley. 2015
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
(*) Access to some electronic resources may be restricted to members of the university community and require validation through Campus Global. If you try to connect from outside of the University you will need to set up a VPN

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.