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Systems and Computer Engineering (SYSC)

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

SYSC 4507 [0.5 credit]

Computer Systems Architecture

History of computers: evolution of concepts, influence of technology, techniques to increase performance. Detailed analysis and design of ALUs, control units, memory systems. Multiprocessor systems, pipeline and array processing. Scalable, superscalar, RISC, CISC, fault tolerant, and digital signal processing architectures.
Prerequisite: ELEC 2607 and (SYSC 2001 or SYSC 3006).
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory/problem analysis one hour a week.

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