Computer Architectures

Објавено: October 23, 2019
  1.    Course Title Computer Architectures
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ07Л010
  3.    Study program KHIE, KSIAR, KTI
  4.    Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
  5.    Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
  6.    Academic year/semester II/4   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Danijela Efnusheva
  9.    Course Prerequisites Taken course:  Logic Design

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Introduction to the basic concepts of computer architectures, computer system organization, processing unit, assembler, control unit. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand and use the elements of computer architectures, as well as assembler programming.

11.    Course Syllabus: Introduction to computer architectures. Definition of Organization of computers and different implementations of computers. Performance of computers and processors. Defining constituents of computer systems. Defining response time and bandwidth.  Instructions: Computer Language. MIPS architecture for 32-bit immediate values ​​and addresses. Parallelism and synchronization of instructions. Arithmetic for computers.  Processor: A simple implementation scheme. Fully execute the instructions. Data hazards. Parallelization of instructions. ARM Cortex-A8 and Intel Core i7 flow performance. Parallelism at the instruction level and matrix multiplication. Advanced Level: Introduction to Digital Design with HDL. Memory hierarchy. Parallel processors from client to cloud.

12.    Learning methods:  Theoretical and practical (laboratory) classes
13.    Total number of course hours 2 + 2 + 1 + 0
14.    Distribution of course hours 180
15.    Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 30
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 45
16.    Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 15
16.2. Individual tasks 30
16.3. Homework and self-learning 60
17.    Grading 17.1. Exams 10
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 20
17.3. Activity and participation 0
17.4. Final exam 70
18.    Grading criteria (points) up to 50 points     5 (five) (F)
from 51 to 60 points     6 (six) (E)
from 61 to 70 points     7 (seven) (D)
from 71 to 80 points     8 (eight) (C)
from 81 to 90 points     9 (nine) (B)
from 91 to 100 points   10 (ten) (A)
19.    Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Practical (laboratory) exercises
20.  Forms of assessment wo partial exams during the semester with a duration of 150 minutes each or one final exam in a corresponding exam session with a duration of 150 minutes (110 minutes for practical part and 40 minutes for theoretical part). The laboratory exercises are also graded. The final grade includes points from the exam and the laboratory exercises.
It is not allowed to use books, scripts, manuscripts or notes of any kind during the exam, as well as a calculator, mobile phone, tablet or any other electronic device
21.   Language Macedonian and English
22.   Method of monitoring of teaching quality Evaluation of the curriculum using tests and quizzes
23.   Literature
23.1. Required Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 Patterson D.A, Hennessy  J.L. Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, 5th Ed. Morgan Kaufmann 2013
2 David A. Patterson Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th Ed. Morgan Kaufmann 2011
3 Tanenbaum A.S., Austin T. Structured Computer Organization 6th Ed. Pearson 2012
23.2. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 S. Dandamudi  Fundamentals of Computer Organization and Design  Springer  2003
2  William Stallings  Computer Organization and Architecture, Global 10th Ed.  Pearson  2016