Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2017

     

COMP 425 002 (CRN: 13226)

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE

Long Title: COMPUTER SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE
Department: Computer Science
Instructor: Simar, Ray
Meetings:
8:00AM - 9:15AM TR DCH 1055 (21-AUG-2017 - 1-DEC-2017) 
6:30PM - 7:45PM W HRG 129 (21-AUG-2017 - 1-DEC-2017) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 4
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisites: ELEC 326 OR COMP 326
Section Max Enrollment: 7
Section Enrolled: 5
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 140
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 130
Enrollment data as of: 8-APR-2020 1:54AM
 
Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Times:
12-DEC-2017  
7:00PM - 10:00PM T DCH 1055
 
12-DEC-2017  
7:00PM - 10:00PM T DCH 1046
 
 
Description: Evolution of key architecture concepts found in advanced uniprocessor systems. Fundamental and advanced pipelining techniques and associated issues for improving processor performance. Illustrated with RISC processors such as the ARM processor. Examine several metrics for processor performance, such as Amdahl’s law. Key concepts of data and program memory systems found in modern systems with memory hierarchies and cashes. Perform experiments in cache performance analysis. Influence of technology trends, such as Moore’s law, on processor implementation Approaches for exploiting instruction level parallelism, such as VLIW. Introduction to parallel and multicore architectures. Introduction to processor architectures targeted for imbedded applications. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for COMP 425 if student has credit for COMP 554.