Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2020


ELEC 425 904 (CRN: 13121)


Department: Electrical & Computer Eng.
Instructor: Simar, Ray
Meeting: 8:00AM - 9:20AM TR FULLY ONLINE (24-AUG-2020 - 4-DEC-2020) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 4
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Prerequisites: ELEC 326 OR COMP 326
Section Max Enrollment: 200
Section Enrolled: 28
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 200
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 77
Enrollment data as of: 3-OCT-2023 6:20PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
2:00PM - 5:00PM F TBA TBA
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. Cross-list: COMP 425, ELEC 554, COMP 554. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ELEC 425 if student has credit for ELEC 554.