University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Ve 470:  Computer Architecture

Course description: Basic concepts of computer architecture and organization. Computer evolution. Design methodology. Performance evaluation. Elementary queuing models. CPU architecture. Introduction sets. ALU design. Hardware and micro-programmed control. Nanoprogramming. Memory hierarchies. Virtual memory. Cache design. Input-output architectures. Interrupts and DMA. I/O processors. Parallel processing. Pipelined processors. Multiprocessors.
Credit hours: 4 credits
Pre-requisites: Ve 270 and Ve 370 or graduate standing