Fall 2022 - CMPT 450 D100
Computer Architecture (3)
Class Number: 5296
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CMPT 295 with a minimum grade of C-.
Principles of the architecture of computing systems. Topics include: superscalar processor micro-architecture, speculative execution, cache and memory hierarchy, multiprocessors, cache coherence, memory consistency, implications of technology on architecture, parallel architectures (multi-threading, GPUs, vector processors).
This course teaches the principles of the architecture of computing systems. Topics include: superscalar processor micro-architecture, speculative execution, cache and memory hierarchy, domain-specific accelerators, multiprocessors, cache coherence, memory consistency, implications of technology on architecture, and multi-threading. Students will be required to read original research papers, complete a few homework assignments and a project.
- Superscalar Processors and Speculative Execution
- Cache and Memory Hierarchy
- Domain-Specific Accelerators
- Multiprocessors and Parallel Architectures
- Cache Coherence and Memory Consistency Models
- Impact of Technology on Computer Architecture
Tentative Grading Guidelines: Exams: 35%. Homework Assignments: 40%. Project: 25%
Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).
Computer Architecture : A Quantitative Approach
John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson
Available online from SFU Library
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