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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

Staff Information


Name E-mail Office Phone Office Hours
Instructor Onur Mutlu CAB F 74.2 +41 44 632 88 53
Teaching Assistant Mohammed Alser CAB F 72 TBD
Teaching Assistant Rahul Bera CAB D 77 TBD
Teaching Assistant Geraldo Francisco De Oliveira Junior CAB F 74.2 TBD
Teaching Assistant Can Firtina CAB F 74.2 TBD
Teaching Assistant Juan Gomez Luna CAB D 77 +41 44 632 60 76 Tue. 14:30-15:30
Teaching Assistant Jawad Haj-Yahya CAB F 72 +41 76 220 11 25 Wed 11:00-12:00
Teaching Assistant Hasan Hassan CAB E 78 TBD
Teaching Assistant Konstantinos Kanellopoulos CAB D 77 Mon. 14:00-13:00
Teaching Assistant Jeremie Kim CAB E 78 +41 44 632 24 96 TBD
Teaching Assistant Nika Mansouri Ghiasi CAB D 77 TBD
Teaching Assistant Lois Orosa Nogueira CAB D 77 TBD
Teaching Assistant Jisung Park CAB D 77 TBD
Teaching Assistant Minesh Hamenbhai Patel CAB E 78 +41 44 632 65 84 TBD
Teaching Assistant Abdullah Giray Yaglikci CAB F 74.2 TBD
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