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Computer Architecture – Fall 2019 (263-2210-00L)

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Course Information


Computer architecture is the science and art of selecting and interconnecting hardware components to create a computer that meets functional, performance and cost goals. This course introduces the basic hardware structure of a modern programmable computer, including the basic laws underlying performance evaluation.


We will learn, for example, how to design the control and data path hardware for a MIPS-like processor, how to make machine instructions execute simultaneously through pipelining and simple superscalar execution, and how to design fast memory and storage systems.


The principles presented in the lecture are reinforced in the laboratory through the design and simulation of a register transfer (RT) implementation of a MIPS-like pipelined processor in System Verilog. In addition, we will develop a cycle-accurate simulator of this processor in C, and we will use this simulator to explore processor design options.

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Prerequisites: Digitaltechnik

Lecture Schedule and Location

Thursday, 12:15-15:00, in HG D16.2
Friday, 13:15-16:00, in HG D16.2

Staff Information


  • Mailing List: (sent to instructor and TAs)
  • Office Hours: Monday from 1pm to 2pm, Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm, Wednesday from 10am to 11am (CAB H 31.2)
Name E-mail Office Phone
Instructor Onur Mutlu CAB F 74.2 +41 44 632 88 53
Teaching Assistant Mohammed Alser CAB F 72
Teaching Assistant Rahul Bera CAB D 77
Teaching Assistant Geraldo Francisco De Oliveira Junior CAB F 74.2
Teaching Assistant Can Firtina CAB F 74.2
Teaching Assistant Juan Gomez Luna CAB D 77 +41 44 632 60 76
Teaching Assistant Jawad Haj-Yahya CAB F 72 +41 76 220 11 25
Teaching Assistant Hasan Hassan CAB E 78
Teaching Assistant Konstantinos Kanellopoulos CAB D 77
Teaching Assistant Jeremie Kim CAB E 78 +41 44 632 24 96
Teaching Assistant Nika Mansouri Ghiasi CAB D 77
Teaching Assistant Lois Orosa Nogueira CAB D 77
Teaching Assistant Jisung Park CAB D 77
Teaching Assistant Minesh Hamenbhai Patel CAB E 78 +41 44 632 65 84
Teaching Assistant Abdullah Giray Yaglikci CAB F 74.2
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