Spring 2022 Course Descriptions

CS 140-01 Advanced Topics Computer Architecture

M. Hempstead
MWF 10:30-11:45, Halligan Hall 111B
E+ Block

(Cross-listed w/ EE 156) Modern computer architecture, starting from basic 5-stage pipelines and progressing to out-of-order superscalar processors, multicore processors, and heterogeneous processors. Techniques to maximize single-thread performance within the constraints of memory technology, power consumption, and the inherent instruction-level parallelism of applications. Current and future challenges faced by computer architects and computer-system designers. Discussion of research papers.

Prerequisite: Recommendation: EE126/COMP146 or COMP40

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