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. Additional coursework required beyond the undergraduate course requirements. Cross-list: ELEC 425, COMP 425, ELEC 425, COMP 425, ELEC 554, ELEC 554, COMP 554, ELEC 425, COMP 425, ELEC 554, COMP 554. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for COMP 554 if student has credit for COMP 425.