Computer Architecture

Course Number: 
ELT 4010
Semester: 
Fall
Subject: 
Electrical Engineering Technology (ELT)
Credits 
3.00

This course discusses the architecture of computer systems inside and outside the CPU. Topics include pipelines; cache; floating-point unit; RISC vs. CISC architecture; branch prediction; pipeline interlocks; coordinating SMP machines; and the system at large (busses of various types, memory architecture, disk controllers, NICs, etc.) Emphasis is on real systems and characteristics of current technology.

3 hours of lecture per week

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