ECE 554 - Computer Architecture

Advanced topics in modern computer architecture including thread level and data level parallelism; massive multi-core, GPU, and vector architectures; advanced memory and storage architectures; interconnection networks; emerging chip design technologies; datacenter, warehouse scale, and supercomputing systems.

This course has online exams that require a proctor. Online proctoring is available through ProctorU. For traditional site-based proctoring, a Proctor Identification Form will be required.


ECE 452 (Computer Organization and Architecture) or CS 470 (Computer Architecture).

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email to learn more.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th Ed. (2011)
    David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy, Morgan Kaufmann