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Advanced Computer Architecture5MD00 /
5Z033Overview
  • Henk Corporaal
  • www.ics.ele.tue.nl/heco/courses/aca
  • h.corporaal_at_tue.nl
  • TUEindhoven
  • 2009

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Course goals
  • Learn advanced computer architecture concepts
    like
  • ILP and Multi-issue architectures
  • O-O-O
  • Correlating branch prediction Value prediction
  • Advanced memory hierarchy speedup methods
  • etc.
  • Learn multi-processor architecture concepts like
  • Multi-threading
  • Topologies
  • Synchronization
  • Coherence and Consistency
  • etc.

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Also
  • Study recent articles
  • Perform Lab assignment on Computer Architecture
  • Simple Scalar processor assignment
  • Multi-processor assignment

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Organization
  • Credits
  • 5MD00 3 credit points (ECTS)
  • 5Z033 4 credit points
  • Weekly class meetings, this quarter, in 13.03
  • Tuesday 15.45 17.30
  • Thursday 13.45 15.30 (roughly every other
    week)
  • Labs in your own time
  • Student literature research of TOP recent
    conferences
  • last week
  • Oral Examination in January 2010

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Material
  • Book
  • Computer Architecture, A quantitative approach,
    4rd edition, byHennessy and Patterson,
  • Handouts and slides see course web site
    www.ics.ele.tue.nl/heco/courses/aca

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Schedule 2009 - preliminary
  • Nov 10 Ch 1 Introduction
  • Nov 13 App A MIPS pipelining (crash course)
  • Nov 17 App B Instruction set design
  • other architectures
  • Nov 24 Ch 2 ILP / Superscalar architecture
    concepts
  • Nov 26 Ch 3 (partly) ILP software techniques
  • Dec 1 Ch 4 Multi-processors
  • Dec 8 Multi-processors
  • Dec 10 App E Interconnection networks
  • Dec 15 Ch 5 Memory hierarchy
  • Jan 5 Memory coherency and consistency
  • Jan 12 Student presentations
  • Jan 14 reserved
  • -- finalizing lab work
  • Exams in week 2 or 3 of 2010

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ACA summary
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