02 - Lecture 02 - 02/03/2011 Computer Organization and...

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1 Computer Organization and Architecture Introduction Dr. Ersun İşçioğlu Eastern Mediterranean University, School of Computing and Technology, Department of IT e-mail: [email protected] Grade Distribution b Midterm Exam %30 b Quizzes %15 (Three quizzes) b Project %10 (Group) b Final Exam %40 -2-
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2 Communication b All course material is in the web; s Address – 1: http://www.openclass.org s In the web; you will find a lot of materials for related to this course. s For ex. E-books, lecture notes, learning materials, selected reading materials. ..etc. s You have to send me an e-mail ( [email protected] ) for getting your account. s I will create an account for you. ... -3- Introduction b The course is about the structure and function of computers . b The purpose is to present the nature and characteristics of modern-day computers. b The intent of this course is to provide a detailed discussion of the fundamentals of computer organization and architecture to relate these to contemporary computer design issues . -4-
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3 Organization and Architecture b Computer architecture refers to systems attributes visible to a (low-level) programmer. b Examples of architectural attributes include: Instruction set Number of bits used to represent various data types (e.g. numbers, characters) I/O mechanisms Memory addressing techniques -5- Organization and Architecture. .. b Computer organization refers to the operational units and their interconnections that realize the architectural specifications. b Examples of organizational attributes are transparent to programmer, such as: Control signals Interfaces between the computer and peripherals Memory technology being used Device implementation -6-
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2011 for the course ITEC 255 taught by Professor Ersuniscioglu during the Spring '11 term at Eastern Mediterranean University.

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02 - Lecture 02 - 02/03/2011 Computer Organization and...

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