CISC 7302X Computer Architecture

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 742.1.
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37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

Digital circuits and logic design. Gates, registers, counters, bus transfer. The arithmetic unit and machine algorithms for high-speed arithmetic. The control unit. Memory design and the analysis of hierarchical memory systems and their management. Input-output and communication techniques. Microprogramming. Comparison of advanced systems including multiprocessors, stack machines, parallel and pipeline processors, associative computers.

Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in computer organization.


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