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Courses - Spring 2020
ENPM
Engineering, Professional Masters Department Site
ENPM607
Computer System Design and Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: ENEE446; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Principles of computer design and cost/performance factors; instruction set design and implementation, RISC vs. CISC instruction sets; control unit and pipeline design; floating-point arithmetic; memory hierarchy designs, caches, memory interleaving, virtual memory; I/O device interconnections to CPUs and main memory. Additional topics include parallel system designs, SIMD, MIMD, SPMD; interconnection networks for processors and memories; optimization of pipeline operations; superscalar architectures, power management techniques.