- Departments / Centres
Unit – I
Introduction, Technologies for building Processors and Memory, Performance, The Power Wall, Operations of the Computer Hardware, Operands Signed and Unsigned numbers, Representing Instructions, Logical Operations, Instructions for Making Decisions
Unit – II
MIPS Addressing for 32-Bit Immediates and Addresses, Parallelism and Instructions: Synchronization, Translating and Starting a Program, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Floating Point, Parallelism and Computer Arithmetic: Subword Parallelissm, Streaming SIMD Extensions and Advanced Vector Extensions in x86.
Unit – III
Logic Design Conventions, Building a Datapath, A Simple Implementation Scheme, overview of Pipelining, Pipelined Datapath, Data Hazards: Forwarding versus Stalling, Control Hazards, Exceptions, Parallelism via Instructions, The ARM Cortex – A8 and Intel Core i7 Pipelines, Instruction –Level Parallelism and Matrix Multiply Hardware Design language
Unit – IV
Memory Technologies, Basics of Caches, Measuring and Improving Cache Performance, dependable memory hierarchy, Virtual Machines, Virtual Memory, Using FSM to Control a Simple Cache, Parallelism and Memory Hierarchy: Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks, Advanced Material: Implementing Cache Controllers
Unit – V
Disk Storage and Dependability, RAID levels, performance of storage systems, Introduction to multi threading clusters, message passing multiprocessors.
David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessey, “Computer organization and design, The Hardware/Software interface”, Morgan Kauffman / Elsevier, Fifth edition, 2014
V. Carl Hamacher, Zvonko G. Varanesic, and Safat G. Zaky, “Computer Organization“, 6 th edition, McGraw-Hill Inc, 2012.
William Stallings, “Computer Organization and Architecture”, 8 th Edition, Pearson Education, 2010