CS 575 -- Spring Quarter 2022

Paper Analysis Project

100 Points

Due: June 7, 23:59:59 -- No Bonus Days

This project is for CS 575ers only!
CS 475ers are welcome to do it, but it won't count for anything.

This page was last updated: June 8, 2022


The project requires you to read a parallel programming-related paper and write a 5-page (1.5 spacing) analysis of it.

I have collected several possible papers for you to review. Here is the list:

You can also find your own paper, but it must be a real "research" paper, not an article or a blog entry. Also, I want to approve it before you go too far in reading and analyzing it.

The 5-page Paper You Submit Must At Least Cover

  1. What is the general theme of the paper you read? What does the title mean?

  2. Who are the authors? Where are they from? What positions do they hold? Can you find out something about their backgrounds? (If there are more than three authors, just produce information on the first three.)

  3. What experiments did the paper present?

  4. What conclusions did the paper draw from them?

  5. What insights did you get from the paper that you didn't already know?

  6. Did you see any flaws or short-sightedness in the paper's methods or conclusions? (It's OK if you didn't.)

  7. If you were these researchers, what would you do next in this line of research?

Spacing needs to be 1.5

Use a reasonable font size and reasonable margins. This isn't high school.

There needs to be a cover page, and, no, that doesn't count as one of the 5 pages...


This paper should be turned in as a PDF file on the teach system. It is due 23:59:59 on the listed due date.