CS 561 Computer Architecture

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of B- in both CS 508 and CS 519, or permission of the instructor. An in-depth study of architectural concepts and principles including performance-based design tradeoffs. Topics to be covered include: instruction set design, arithmetic algorithms, hardwired and microprogrammed control, memory hierarchy design, input/output, pipelines, RISC, CISC, vector processors, parallel processors and superscalar machines.



Cross Listed Courses

Double-numbered course; offered with undergraduate-level CS 461


Fall Semester (Odd Years)