[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2021-2022 GRADUATE ACADEMIC CATALOG 
    
    Apr 15, 2024  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2021-2022 GRADUATE ACADEMIC CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COM 542 - Advanced Computer Architecture

3 credit hours
This course explores the design and evaluation of modern uniprocessor computing systems. Students will be introduced to developments in Evaluation methodology, metrics and caveats, instruction set design, advanced pipelining, instruction level parallelism, prediction-based techniques, alternative architectures (VLIW, Vector and SIMD), memory hierarchy design, I/O, and recent trends in architecture (e.g., low-power architectures, application-specific processors). Several case studies examine the application of these architectural ideas in modern commercial processors.