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Classification and taxonomy of computer architectures. RISC vs. CISC. Cache and virtual memory systems. Pipeline and vector processors. Multi-processor and multi-computer systems. Interprocessor communication networks. Dataflow machines. Parallel processing languages. (4 credits)
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Number of Credits: 4.
Prerequisite: Ele408, Knowledge in computer architecture, and good programming skill.
Prof.Ken Q. Yang,
Text book: "Computer Architecture A Quantatitive Approach"
By John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson
Current computer architecture literature.
Course Plan for the Fall Semester of 2009
- For topics Covered in this course and class schedules, please click here
- There will be two exams, two presentations, and one term project.
Exam 1 (midterm exam): || accounts for 30% of the total grade;
Term Project: || accounts for 30% of the total grade;
Presentations || account for 10% of the total grade.
Final Exam || account for 30% of the total grade.
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Dr. K. Qing Yang