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ECEN676: Advanced Computer Architecture

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Instructor: Dr. Paul Gratz
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the ECEN CE program, to apply visit http://tx/ag/ECENCE
Course dates: January 19, May 10, 2016

Advanced computer architecture will address quantitative and qualitative understanding at a microarchitectural level of superscalar, superpipelined, dataflow, EDGE and VLIW processors; Available parallelism in programs; Out of order instruction execution; Reservation stations; Reorder buffers; Exception handling in out of order processors; Memory systems for superscalar processors; Cache organizations; Memory disambiguation and load/store reordering; Performance evaluation of superscalar processors; Multicore processors; Composable distributed processors.  At the completion of this continuing education course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the fundamental aspects of current state-of-the-art microprocessors.
  • Apply state-of-the-art computer architecture tools
  • Interpret computer architecture research
  • Apply technical writing and presentation principles to computer architecture

This course is offered as an online continuing education course.  Students, who successfully complete this course will earn continuing education units and a certificate of course completion.  No academic credit will be issued for completing this course.