Computer organization is a fundamental topic for computer science students and for any future programmers. The course gives a good understanding of the computer hardware and how software is built on a specific hardware. The computer is regarded as a hierarchy of levels, each one performing some well-defined functions from the device level (hardware) to the problem-oriented language level. Each level is discussed and analyzed in detail.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Analyze and diagram the layered-architecture of a modern computer.
- Explain the basic concepts and terminology related to Computer Architecture and Organization.
- Discuss and compare modern machine architectures.
- Apply theories related to internal functional units to the performance analysis of various machine architectures.
- Explain and describe the characteristic of CPU architectures currently in use.
- Explain the integration and operation I/O devices and their impact on overall machine performance.
- Solve problems related to the performance and design of various computer architectures.
Effective as of Winter 2007
Computer Organization/Architecture (COMP 2721) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
- Computer Systems Technology
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