TDTS10 Computer Architecture
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.
The course is organized as a set of lectures and labs.
Course content (tentative)
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.
Please, see LiTH Study Guide.
Stallings, William: Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance, 10th edition, Pearson Education. (You can use older editions of this book, or any other book covering the same subjects.)
Written examination, 3 ECTS.
Laboratory work, 3 ECTS.
This course is given in English.
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