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CSE 502 Back to Graduate Courses

Course CSE502
Title Computer Architecture
Description

Instruction Pipelines and Memory Caches to Improve Computer Performance. Instruction-Level Parallelism . Machines: Superscalar versus VLIW. Cache and Main Memory Hierarchy Design Tradeoffs. Compiler Optimizations to Speed Pipelines. Low-Power Computer System Design: Processor, OS, and Compiler Support. Graphics, DSP and Media Processor Design. Disk I/O System Design. Interconnections and Networking. Introduction to Parallel Architecture. Advanced Topics: Asynchronous Microprocessors, FPGA-based Reconfigurable Computing, System on a Chip, Embedded Processors, Intelligent RAM and Superconducting Computers.

Prerequisite

CSE 320

Credit Information 3 - credits
Course Goals
  • Provide a conceptual understanding of how computer hardware and software work.
  • Introduce students to important classes of software applications such as text editors, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Explain the basic architecture and technologies of the Internet.
Course Webpage http://www.cs.stonybrook.edu/~cse502
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