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.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2006
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