Computer Architecture
Graduate in Computer Engineering
Academic year 2014/2015

 

 

 

Type of course:

Mandatory

Professors:
           Francisco Aylagas Romero

           Elvira Martínez de Icaya Gómez (Coordinator)

Year:

2

Credits:

6

Term:

1

Main objectives

Contents

  1. The computer
    1. Evolution
    2. Basic structure
    3. Basic concepts
    4. Performance
  2. Basic architecture of MIPS 64
  3. Pipelining
    1. Concept of pipelining
    2. Stages of the MIPS 64 pipeline
    3. Risks of pipelining
    4. Pipeline for multicycle operations
  4. Instruction dynamic scheduling
  5. Dynamic branch prediction
  6. Superscalar processors
    1. Static scheduling
    2. Dynamic scheduling
  7. Memory
  8. management
    1. Hierarchical structure of memory
    2. Cache memory
    3. Main memory
    4. Virtual memory
  9. Input/output systems

References

1.      "Computer Organization and Design”, 4th. Edition. D. A. PATTERSON & J. L. HENNESSY. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2007.

2.      “Computer Architecture. A quantitative Approach”, 4th. Edition. J. L. HENNESSY & D. A. PATTERSON

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