Computer Systems and Architecture
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-3
Architecture and performance of modern processors, performance metrics; instruction set architectures and their impact on performance; instruction and arithmetic pipelines; pipeline hazards; exception handling; caches. Integral to the course is a Project Laboratory. Working in teams, students are expected to design and implement a processor based on a given specification of a simple instruction set. Student's progress is determined through a preliminary design review, a presentation, demonstration of the implementation and a final report.
Prerequisites: 355 or CSC 355.
Undergraduate course in Computer Engineering offered by the Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.