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Computer Architecture (3 credits)

An examination of the designs for hierarchical memory systems including caches and virtual memory systems, pipeline design techniques, characteristics of RISC/CISC machines, multi-computer systems including multiprocessors and loosely-coupled computer systems, the micro engine and microprogrammed machines, vector and array processors, and the cost/performance trade-offs in all of the above designs.


CS310 or permission of the instructor.

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