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Introduction to Computer Architecture
Taylor Johnston and Sidharth Mudgal
Science 180 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM, TR
David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy, Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware and Software Interface Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Fifth Edition. ISBN: 9780124077263.
ECE/CS 352 and CS/ECE 354; co-req: CS 367
Computer architecture is the science and art of selecting and interconnecting hardware components to create a computer that meets functional, performance and cost goals. In this course, students will learn how to completely design a correct single processor computer, including processor datapath, processor control, memory systems, and I/O. We will learn that no magic is required to make a computer work.
There will be 2 exams. One mid-term exam sometime in March and the final exam.
All students should adhere to UW Student Code of Conduct. University and L&S Policies will be followed strictly in this course.
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