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CSCI 361 - Computer Architecture. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., CSCI 136 or consent of instr. Functional view of computer system components, BCPU, ALU, memory, bus, cache, I/O module. Instruction set design: formats, addressing modes. Basic circuit design. Pipelining and assembly language. Interrupt handling. Implementation of ALU and control unit. Detailed design of an RISC-like instruction set. Datapath and performance comparisons. Basic multiprocessor design.