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Information Technology (BIT, IMD, NET)

Carleton School of Information Technology
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

NET 4003 [0.5 credit]

Computer Systems Architecture

History of computers; evolution of concepts; influence of technology. Detailed analysis of design of ALUs, control units, memory systems. Microprocessor systems, pipeline and array processors. RISC, CISC, fault tolerant, and digital signal processing architectures. Packet processing-special-purpose devices: Network processors, classifiers, switch fabrics.
Prerequisite: third-year standing in the Networking program, and NET 1004.
Lectures three hours a week, tutorial/laboratory one hour a week.

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