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CSE 141 Dean Tullsen CSE 141-- Introduction to Computer Architecture Dean Tullsen CSE 141 Dean Tullsen What is Computer Architecture? Hardware Designer – thinks about circuits, components, timing, functionality, ease of debugging “construction engineer” Computer Architect – thinks about high-level components, how they fit together, how they work together to deliver performance. “building architect” CSE 141 Dean Tullsen Why do I care? You may actually do computer architecture someday You may actually care about software performance someday – The ability of application programs, compilers, operating systems, etc. to deliver performance depends critically on an understanding of the underlying computer organization. – That becomes more true every year. – Computer architectures become more difficult to understand every year. CSE 141 Dean Tullsen Administration Instructor -- Dr. Dean Tullsen Who are you? TAs: –L e o P o r t e
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CSE 141 Dean Tullsen What is Computer Architecture? Computer Architecture =
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