Modern Processor Architectures

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title Modern Processor Architectures
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ07З032
  3.    Study program KHIE, 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 IV/7   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Danijela Efnusheva
  9.    Course Prerequisites Passed:  Logic Design, Computer architectures

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Introduction to the functions of modern elements in modern processor systems: various concepts for parallelism of instructions, synchronization of multiprocessors, modern design of memory hierarchy and practical examples. Upon completion of the course students will be able to analyze and design modern CPU architectures.

11.    Course Syllabus: Introduction. Modern computer architectures. Classes of computers and development directions. Performance of computer systems. Quantitative approaches for design of computers. Parallelism at the instruction level. Branch prediction. Data dependencies and dynamic scheduling. Hardware-based speculative execution. Advanced techniques for delivering instructions and speculation. Comparison of hardware versus software speculation. Multiplicity – a solution to the constraints of instruction level parallelism. Parallel processing. Symmetric multi-processor systems with shared memory and distributed memory. Synchronization. Maintaining memory consistency. Getting acquainted with Sun T1, T2, T3 and T4 processors. Design of memory hierarchy. Optimize the performance of cache memory. Memory technology and optimizations. Virtual memory and virtual machines. Storage systems. I/O performance, reliability and testing. Design and evaluation of the I/O system.

12.    Learning methods:  Laboratory exercises, practical work and lectures
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 0
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 40
17.3. Activity and participation 0
17.4. Final exam 60
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 Laboratory exercises
20.  Forms of assessment Two partial exams during the semester with a duration of 120 minutes or one full exam in a corresponding exam session with a duration of 120 minutes. Independent (seminar) project work by each student. The second partial exam includes presentation and defense of the (seminar) project work. The laboratory exercises are also graded. The final grade includes points from the exam, the project (seminar) work 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 Internal evaluation and questionnaires
23.    Literature
23.1. Required Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 David A. Patterson Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th Ed. Morgan Kaufmann 2011
2 Tanenbaum A.S., Austin T. Structured Computer Organization 6th Ed. Pearson 2012
3 Patterson D.A, Hennessy J.L. Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, 5th Ed. Morgan Kaufmann 2013