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TDTS08 Advanced computer architecture

Course information


  • The aim of the course is to present how modern computer systems work and are built. Methods are discussed which have been developed in order to improve the performance of current microprocessors and parallel systems.


  • TSEA04 (Switching Theory and Logical Design)

  • TSEA19/20 (Computer Hardware and Architecture)

Course organization

  • The course is organized as a set of lectures and labs.

Course content

  • Instruction set, memory management and hierarchy, input/output and buses, pipelining techniques, branch prediction, RISC architectures, VLIW architectures and specific compiling techniques, superscalar architectures, out of order execution, parallel architectures and multiprocessors.

Course literature


  • Written examination, 4 ECTS.

  • Laboratory work, 2 ECTS.


  • This course is given in English

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Last updated: 2015-10-26