Spring 2018 Course Descriptions

COMP 140-01 Advanced Computer Architecture

M. Hempstead
MW 1:30-2:45, Halligan Hall 111B
G+ Block

This course teaches advanced concepts of modern computer architecture, starting from the basic 5-stage pipelines and progressing to out-of-order superscalar processors, multicore processors, and power-aware computing. This course introduces the techniques used to maximize single-thread performance within the constraints of memory technology, power consumption, and the inherent instruction-level parallelism of applications. In addition, this course describes the current challenges faced by computer architects. These challenges include: power consumption, transistor variability, parallelism, and processor heterogeneity.

Prerequisite: EE 126 or COMP 40

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