This course examines advanced topics in commputer architecture, including parallelism, pipelining, the memory heirarchy, storage systems, and instruction sets.
The text for the course is Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, Fourth Edition, by John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson, Morgan Kaufman, 2006, ISBN 0-12-370490-1. If you buy the book from amazon.com via the preceding link, it will generate a commission for the Computer Science Department, which will be placed in the CS student activities fund. The money will directly benefit students, NOT the faculty or the department. Using the link to order any other book will also generate the commission.
There are obviously other online sources of books, so do what is best for you.
Assignments and grading for this course will be announced later.
Obviously, you should check the Web page regularly. Your primary source of timely information is the class calendar. Changes to the calendar page will NOT be announced via e-mail; it is your responsibility to keep an eye on it.
Major changes to other Web pages will be announced to the class mailing list.
The exact list of topics to be covered will be announced later.
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