Ausgewählte Themen aus dem Bereich Datenbanken und Informationssysteme: Data Processing On Modern Hardware

Dr. Viktor Leis


This course covers how to efficiently process data on modern hardware. It focuses on:

  • SIMD processing (AVX-512)
  • efficient synchronization of data structures (lock-free, optimistic locks, hardware transactional memory)
  • parallelizing data-intensive tasks on multi-core CPUs


  • 5 ECTS
  • The lectures are held in English.
  • Lecture + Exercises: Monday, 1pm-4pm
  • First lecture: October 22
  • Room: 02.11.018
  • There will be an exam (E) and graded homeworks (H). The overall grade will be computed as follows: min(E, E*0.6 + H*0.4). In addition, you have to achieve a 4.0 in the exam to pass the course. The exam might be oral (depending on the number of participants).


  • systems programming experience in C/C++

Lecture Slides