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.
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.
Structured Computer Organization
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