Advanced Computer Architectures

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Computer Architectures

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Computer Info Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    The purpose of this module is to introduce participants to modern computer processor architectures. A pipelined 64-bit MIPs architecture will be studied in depth, and used as a vehicle to introduce modern ideas in processor design. A specially developed simulator will be used for hands-on experiments, and as the basis for lab exercises and assignments. The module will further develop the students skill in optimal assembly language programmimg. Students are expected to attend lectures, tutorials and to engage in project work. The module is delivered through a combination of lectures and compulsory Labs.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Program in MIPs Assembly Language.
    2. Understand how a computer works at the microprocessor level.
    3. See how computer architectures are evolving.
    4. Predict future trends in architecture design.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.