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Spring 2010-2011
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 or its equivalent). Seniors and graduate students may waive prerequisites with instructor's permission..

Other information:
If the course indicates that enrollment capacity has been reached, students are encouraged to come to the class and speak with the professor about enrollment.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41207 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:11 Limit:21