Computer Architecture

Computer Architecture
Hours: 3 0 3

Fundamentals of computer design including performance measurements and quantitative principles, principles of Instruction Set Design, operands, addressing modes and encoding, pipelining of processors: issues and bottlenecks, exception handling features, instruction-level parallelism and dynamic handling of exceptions, memory hierarchy design, cache design, performance issues and improvements, main memory performance issues, storage systems, multiprocessors and thread-level parallelism, case studies.

Pre-requisites: CS222
Co-requisites: CS

Hours: XYZ where X = Lecture, Y = Lab, Z = Credit
All hours are per week.
3 Lab hours constitute 1 credit hour
1 credit hour implies 1 lecture of 50mins per academic week. 16 weeks in total.
Pre-Requisite courses are courses required to be completed before this course may be taken
Co-Requisite courses are courses required to be taken along with this course

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