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Spring 2011-2012
ELE 475 / COS 475  

Computer Architecture

David Wentzlaff

Modern computer processor architecture. I/O Architecture. Instruction-set architecture and high-performance processor organization including pipelining and data and instruction parallelism. Cache, memory, and storage architectures. Multiprocessors and multicore processors. Coherent caches. Interconnection and network infrastructures.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Homework - 3 problem sets during the semester. Project work - First half research milestone due midterm week, and oral presentation. Another project and oral presentation near end of term and a 10 page written report due on Dean's date.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 35%
Design Project - 30%
Problem set(s) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Permission of Instructor or ELE 375 or (COS 375 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
42089 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:10 Limit:21