Department of Computer Science

CS4431: Computer Architecture
Course Information and Syllabus
Fall 2007


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Week Topic Readings
1 Fundamentals Chapter 1
2 Instruction Set Principles Appendix B
3,4 Pipelining Appendix A
5 Instruction Level Parallelism Chapter 2
6 Dynamic Branch Prediction Chapter 2
7 Tomasulo's Algorithm Chapter 2
7 Midterm 1
8 Hardware Based Speculation Chapter 2
9 Advanced ILP Techniques, ILP Limits Chapter 2,3
10 Memory Hierarchy Chapter 5
11 Memory Hierarchy Chapter 5
11 Midterm 2
Thanksgiving Break
12 Multiprocessors Chapter 4
13 Multiprocessors Chapter 4
14 Multiprocessors Chapter 4
Final Exam, December 20, 10:15AM, Fisher 231