Computer Architecture 2

Learning Outcomes

  1. distinguish the roles of major components of a computer including CPU, memory, buses and I/O devices.
  2. predict activity on the memory bus of a simple procesor, as a consequence of execution of short machine code snippets
  3. demonstrate the implementation of simple instructions at the logic level
  4. summarize design principles of instruction set architectures RISC and x86
  5. solve small-scale problems by complementing C with assembly
  6. summarize the organization of superscalar processors with dynamic pipeline scheduling
  7. illustrate stages of physical address generation in presence of caches and virtual memory
  8. explain the implementation of coarse-grained parallelism on multi-core and multi-processor computers

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Seminars and workshops

Laboratory

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Control unit (hardwired realization vs. microprogrammed realization)
  2. Control unit (hardwired realization vs. microprogrammed realization)
  3. Control unit (hardwired realization vs. microprogrammed realization)
  4. Control unit (hardwired realization vs. microprogrammed realization)
  5. Heap vs. static vs. stack vs. code segments
  6. Cache memories (address mapping, block size, replacement and store policy)
  7. Cache memories (address mapping, block size, replacement and store policy)
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Instruction pipelining
  10. Introduction to instruction-level parallelism (ILP)
  11. Superscalar architecture
  12. Virtual memory (page table, TLB)
  13. Shared memory multiprocessors/multicore organization, Introduction to SIMD vs. MIMD and the Flynn Taxonomy, Multicore and manycore systems
  14. Shared multiprocessor memory systems and memory consistency, Vector processors and GPUs, Hardware support for multithreading
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computing (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)

Literature

(.), S. RIbarić. Građa računala, Arhitektura i organizacija računarskih sustava,
(.), D. A. Patterson J. L. Hennessy. Computer Organization Design,

General

ID 183428
  Winter semester
5 ECTS
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
60 Lectures
0 Exercises
8 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory