Ch1-Introduction

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Unformatted text preview: CS5375: Computer Systems Organization and Architecture Department of Computer Science Texas Tech University Instructor: Dr. N. Lopez-Benitez Sources: Textbook: Computer Organization and Design, The Hardware and Software Interface , D. A. Patterson and J. L. Hennessy, Morgan Kaufmann, 4 th edition, 2009. CS5375 previous notes P&H PPT presentation CS5375 2 CH1 INTRODUCTION Computer System Five components: input, output , memory, data path (registers, internal bus), control. Computer Organization-- functional components are selected and interconnected to form a computer system . Computer Architecture structure and behavior as seen by the user. Performance specifications for various components are developed. Component interconnection is defined. Instruction formats and addressing modes are defined. CS5375 3 Implementation A system is implemented using hardware (CPU, memory, hardwired control), software (operating systems, language design, etc.,) and firmware components (control units, special purpose units, etc.) Other important components: Communications organization of components, interconnection network, protocols, interface design, etc....
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2009 for the course CS 5373 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas Tech.

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