Computer Science and Engineering

CSE 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.)


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.




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