Advanced Computer Architecture

Course Calendar

Updated Saturday February 27, 2021 10:36 PM GMT+3

Themed reading sets, background material, and big-picture essays to read after finishing a reading set. On short semesters we spend one week on the front-end, and finals fall in weeks 15-17.

Week 2 ▸ Beginnings

Background ▸ update Slide set 0

Weeks 3-4 ▸ Evolution

Weeks 5–6* ▸ The Front End

Background ▸ P&H 2.1–2.10 | update Slide set 1

Weeks 7–9 ▸ The Processor

Background ▸P&H 4.1–4.3, 4.5–4.6, 4.10 | Slide set 2 | Slide set 3

Weeks 10–12 ▸ Memory and I/O

Background ▸P&H 5.1–5.3 | Slide set 4

Weeks 13–14 ▸ Multiprocessing

Background ▸P&H 7.1–7.4 |

Week 15 ▸ High Performance

Background ▸Bell 1989 (The 11 Rules of Supercomp...) | Slide set 5

Weeks 16–18 (Final) ▸ Future Architectures