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Fall 2008-2009
ELE 475 / COS 475  

Computer Architecture

Margaret R. Martonosi

Modern computer processor, platform and infrastructure architectures. Instruction-set architecture and high-performance processor organization including pipelining, data and instruction parallelism. Cache, memory and storage architectures. Coherent multiprocessors. Interconnection and network infrastructures.

Sample reading list:
J.L. Hennessy & D.A. Patterson, Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach 4th Edition

Reading/Writing assignments:
Homework - 4 problem sets during the semester Project work - First half research milestone due midterm week, and oral presentaion. Another project and oral presentation in mid-December and a 10 page written report due on Dean's date.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Design Project - 30%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Permission Of Instructor or ELE 375 or COS 471. Seniors and graduate students may waive prerequisites with instructor's permission. An equivalent of COS 471 will also be accepted as a prerequisite..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20522 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   203   Enrolled:13 Limit:16