Department of Computer Science

Course director: M. Abolaze
Implementation details

COSC 4201.03 Computer Architecture
(x-listed COSC 5590.03)

Section A  Fall         Mon, Wed 11:30-13:00

This course presents the core concepts of computer architecture and design ideas embodied in many machines and emphasizes a quantitative approach to cost/performance tradeoffs. This course concentrates on uniprocessor systems. A few machines are studied to illustrate how these concepts are implemented; how various tradeoffs that exist among design choices are treated; and how good designs make efficient use of technology. Future trends in computer architecture are also discussed.

Topics covered may include the following.


Prerequisites: general prerequisites, including COSC3201.03 and COSC3321.03