Advanced Computer Architecture Course Calendar

Updated Sunday October 29, 2023 12:49 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 ▸ Slide set 0

Weeks 3-4 Evolution

Weeks 5–6* The Front End

Background ▸ P&H 2.1–2.10 | 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 |update Slide set 5

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 6

Weeks 16–18 (Final) Future Architectures