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Academic year
EDA111 - Computer architecture
 
Owner: TDATA
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 0735 - Computer engineering


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0198 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   15 Dec 2003 am M,  14 Apr 2004 am M,  18 Aug 2004 am V

In programs

TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TITEA INFORMATION ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Digital Systems Design, Year 4 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Embedded computer systems engineering, Year 4 (compulsory)
DCMAS MSc PROGR IN DEPENDABLE COMPUTER SYSTEMS - Dependable Architectures, Year 1 
DCMAS MSc PROGR IN DEPENDABLE COMPUTER SYSTEMS - Dependable Programming, Year 1 (elective)
TELTA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

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Eligibility:

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Aim

Thorough understanding of design principles of high-performance computer systems sufficient to follow advances in the field of computer architecture.

Content

Introductory courses in computer engineering deals with fundamental design principles for general computer systems. This course is a contuation and deals with design principles used to achieve a certain computation capacity and its relationchip to an actual implementation technology. Following topics are treated:

- performance analysis of computer systems
- instruction models and their properties
- instruction level parallelism and super scalarity
- principles and analysis of memory hierarchies
- principles and analysis of I/O-systems
- overview of parallel computer systems

Organisation

The course is partly a self study course where the text book defines the content. To make it easier to go through and comprehend the material, the course contains lectures, exercises and laborations. The content of the course follows closely the text book and each lecture introduces and summarizes a subject area from the text book.

Literature

J. Hennessy and D. Patterson: Computer Architecture - A Quantitative Approach, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., 1996. ISBN 1-55860-329-8.

Examination

Written exam.


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