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1.  Required Texts

John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson, Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, FIFTH Edition, 2012.

2.  Reader

Students will be taught to read the literature through many papers linked off of the lecture schedule. This course includes a large reading component of approximately 20 papers over the course of the semester.

3.  Offline References

  • John Shen and Mikko Lipasti,
    Modern Processor Design: Fundamentals of Superscalar Processors, McGraw-Hill, 2005.
  • Mark D. Hill, Norman P. Jouppi, and Gurindar S. Sohi
    Readings in Computer Architecture
    Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2000.
  • David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy,
    Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware and Software Interface,
    (CS/ECE 552 text)

4.  Online References

  • Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture,Mark Hill, editor, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Full PDF available on campus. Examples: parallelizing compilers, transactional memory, warehouse-scale computers, chip multiprocessors, memory consistency & coherence, and on-chip networks.
  • ACM Digital Library (full text from on-campus IP addresses)
  • IEEE Xplore (full text from on-campus IP addresses)

5.  Presentations

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