Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface

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Unformatted text preview: Course Format: Three hours of lecture and two hours of discussion per week and one large design project. Instruction set design, Register Transfer. Computer design project requiring about 100 hours. Data-path design. Controller design. Memory system. Addressing. Microprogramming. Computer arithmetic. Survey of real computers and microprocessors. Prerequisites: CS 61C (Previous versions of this class had CS 150 as a prerequisite) Expanded Description: This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the inner-workings of modern digital computer systems and tradeoffs present at the hardware-software interface. You will get an understanding of the design process in the context of a complex hardware system and practical experience with computer-aided design tools. Topics include: Instruction set design, computer arithmetic, controller and datapath design, memory systems, input-output systems, networks interrupts and exceptions, pipelining, performance and cost analysis, computer architecture...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2008 for the course CS 152 taught by Professor Kubiatowicz during the Spring '04 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Syllabus CS152 Sp04 - Course Format: Three hours of lecture...

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