CPU architecture design; hardware/software interfaces; pipelining and instruction level parallelism; superscalar and VLIW architectures; modern memory and network systems; storage and I/O systems; mobile computing; architectural exploration.
This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see http://www.online.colostate.edu/current-students/proctoring.dot for detailed instructions. For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students (RDS); for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center.
This course can be applied towards:
ECE 251 (Introduction to Microprocessors) or equivalent with a C or better.
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Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface (Higher edition can be used), 5th Ed. (2014)
David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy