Computer Science and EngineeringCSE 220 Computer Architecture

Provides a thorough and fundamental treatment of the art of computer architecture. Topics include concepts of von Neumann architectures, methods of evaluating CPU performance, instruction-set design and examples, compiler issues, instruction pipelining, superscalar processors, methods for reduction of branch penalty, memory hierarchies, I/O systems, floating-point arithmetic, and current issues in parallel processing. (Formerly CMPE 202.)

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; undergraduates may enroll if they have completed CSE 120 and with consent of instructor. A basic knowledge of computer architecture, similar to the content of CSE 120, is recommended.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

Instructor

S. Beamer, J. Renau Ardevol, H. Litz