Code : ET4-074
Course year : 1999/2000
Lecturer : dr. H. Corporaal
Tel. : 5021
Email : H.Corporaal@its.tudelft.nl
Teaching assistant : MSc. A. Cilio
Tel. : 3643
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Studying the architecture and organization of the newest microprocessors currently on the market, and the latest research developments in computer architecture.
Quantifying design decisions in terms of performance and cost.
Subjects: basic principles (instruction set design, etc.), pipelining
and its consequences. Exploiting instruction level parallelism (ILP). VLIW
(very long instruction word), Superpipelined, Superscalar and SIMD processors.
Out-of-order execution. Branch prediction. Data prediction. Speculative
execution. Design of advanced memory hierarchies. Code generation and scheduling
principles. Input and output.
See also course schedule (postscript or pdf).
Prerequisites : ET2-010 or ET09-10
Total Study hours : 100 uren
Credits : 2.5 points
Lecture hours : 24 hours
Examination: Assignment (Usually a literature research or small experimental lab assignment)
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