Multicore processors multiplying two ways: in market share and cores per chip.
Mainstream vendors are shipping chips with 4, 6, and 8 cores, often with multithreading support.
More agressive chips target 48 to 336 non-traditional cores.
CS 757 will help you understand how multicore and other parallel systems work.
We will mix some programming with detailed study of the hardware architectures.
This offering of CS/ECE 757 will use CS/ECE 552
(or basic architecture knowledge) as its principal prerequisite.
It does not require CS/ECE 752 (despite what
the course catalog and timetable say). This is because our focus will
be on parallelism issues, not details of core pipelines.