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COMP 2825 - Computer Architecture

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This PTS course is equivalent to COMP 2721. Developers and IT professionals are shown how to evaluate competing computer system architectures and build performance into their systems and software applications. The features of modern microarchitectures such as pipelining, cache memory, branch prediction, and out-of-order execution are discussed. Students will also compare and evaluate hardware architectures from the Intel Pentium and Sun UltraSPARC CPU families. Topics include: switching technologies, error correction, I/O devices, digital logic, arithmetic and memory circuits, and instruction sets. Successful participants in this course will develop skills to help them understand, evaluate and recommend appropriate computer system architecture for a specific application. This course will be offered in the January and April terms.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1113 and COMP 1451

Credits

4.0

Cost

$545.00

Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 72998

Wed Jan 09 - Wed Apr 03 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 03 Wed 18:30 - 22:00 BBY SE12 Rm. 309
Jan 09 - Apr 03 Online

Instructor

Jason Harrison

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$545.00

Notes

  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: This course has a total of 48 contact hours. 42 of these hours will be in class and the remaining 6 hours online as assigned by the Instructor. No class Mar 20

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts and terminology related to computer architecture and organization.
  • Discuss and compare modern machine architectures.
  • Understand computer hardware.
  • Explain and describe the characteristics of CPU architectures currently in use.
  • Understand and explain each level of computer organization: digital logic level, microarchitecture level, instruction set architecture level and assembly language level.
  • Solve problems related to the design of each level.
  • Evaluate modern computers from the point of view of performance.

Effective as of Fall 2006

Related Programs

COMP 2825 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Certificate

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Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Structured Computer Organization
Author Tanenbaum
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2013
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13291-652-3
Price $217.95
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