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Computer Architecture – Fall 2023 (227-2210-00L)

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

Staff Information


  • Mailing List: (sent to instructor and TAs)
  • Office Hours:
  • Monday (01:00PM~02:00PM): Hybrid (ETZ H64 & Zoom: Check Moodle)
  • Tuesday (05:00PM~06:00PM): Online (Zoom: Check Moodle)
  • Wednesday (10:00AM~11:00AM): Hybrid (ETZ H64 & Zoom: Check Moodle)
Name E-mail Office Phone
Instructor Onur Mutlu ETZ G 61.1 +41 44 632 88 53
Instructor Juan Gomez Luna ETZ H61.1
Instructor Mohammad Sadrosadati ETZ H 61.1
Teaching Assistant Yu Liang ETZ H 61.2
Teaching Assistant Rahul Bera ETZ H 64
Teaching Assistant Nisa Bostanci
Teaching Assistant İsmail Emir Yüksel
Teaching Assistant Melina Soysal OAT U13
Teaching Assistant Can Firtina ETZ H 61.2
Teaching Assistant Nika Mansouri Ghiasi ETZ H 64
Teaching Assistant Geraldo Francisco De Oliveira Junior ETZ H 61.2
Teaching Assistant Konstantinos Kanellopoulos ETZ H 64
Teaching Assistant Joël Lindegger
Teaching Assistant Rakesh Nadig ETZ H 64
Teaching Assistant Ataberk Olgun ETZ H 61.2
Teaching Assistant Abdullah Giray Yaglikci ETZ H 61.2
Teaching Assistant Haocong Luo
Teaching Assistant Banu Cavlak
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