EE 460N: Computer Architecture

Characteristics of instruction set architecture and microarchitecture; physical and virtual memory; caches and cache design; interrupts and exceptions; integer and floating-point arithmetic; I/O processing; buses; pipelining, out-of-order execution, branch prediction, and other performance enhancements; design trade-offs; case studies of commercial microprocessors. Laboratory work includes completing the behavioral-level design of a microarchitecture.

MEETS WITH E E 382N (TOPIC 1).

Course Level: 

Undergraduate

Prerequisites: 

Electrical Engineering 316 and 319K with a grade of at least C- in each.