Computer Architecture             CS355


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Credits: 3 (3,1,0) Prerequisite: CS 251

This course broadly surveys the design of computer systems and components. Topics covered: basic processor organization, data and control paths of the simple processor, hardwired and micro-programmed control unit, RISC vs. CISC organization. Abstract views of the computer at various levels are examined in terms of high-level language, OS, assembly language and internal register-transfer level (RTL), I/O organization, memory hierarchy, and virtual memory.

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