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Spring 2012-2013
ELE 475 / COS 475   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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:
Hennessy, J. and Patterson D., Computer Architecture: A Quantitive Approach
Shen, J. and Lipasti, M., Modern Processor Design: Fundamentals of
Superscaler Processors
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Homework - 5 problem sets during the semester. Project work: final project with oral presentation due on Dean's date. 20 pages of reading per week.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 35%
Design Project - 20%
Lab Reports - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 5%

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
41877 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:7 Limit:21