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ELE 743 Advanced Computer Architecture
2017-2018 Fall term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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ELE743 - ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

Course Name Code Semester Theory
(hours/week)
Application
(hours/week)
Credit ECTS
ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE ELE743 Any Semester/Year 3 0 3 10
Prerequisite(s)
Course languageTurkish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
 
Instructor (s)Assoc.Prof.Ali Ziya Alkar 
Course objectiveIn this course, it is aimed to teach topics on advanced computer architecture which reflect the latest trends in this fields 
Learning outcomes
  1. A student completing the course successfully will L.O.1. learn most of the latest trends in advanced computer architecture
  2. L.O.2. Apply the techniques s/he learnt in the class to her/his thesis studies and also real-life applications,
  3. L.O.3. Have the adequate knowledge to follow and understand advanced up-to-date computer architecture concepts.
Course ContentIntroduction to Computer Architecture
MIPS ISA and ALU
Understanding Performance
MIPS datapath
MIPS Architecture
Basics of Pipeline technique
Solutions to hazard problem
Reducing branch costs
Memory hierarchy
DRAM architectures
Introduction to Cache
Improving cache performance
RAID architectures
Buses and I/O interfaces
Multiprocessor Introduction
Multiple Issue Introduction
Superscalar Pipeline
 
ReferencesPatterson, Computer Organization and Design the Hardware Software Interface, 3rd edition, Elsevier.
Johnson M, Superscalar Microprocessor Design, Prentice Hall.
 

Course outline weekly

WeeksTopics
Week 1Introduction to Computer Architecture
Week 2MIPS ISA and ALU - MIPS datapath - MIPS Architecture
Week 3Understanding Performance
Week 4Basics of Pipeline technique
Week 5Solutions to hazard problem
Week 6Reducing branch costs-Memory hierarchy
Week 7DRAM architectures
Week 8Midterm
Week 9Introduction to Cache - Improving cache performance
Week 10RAID architectures
Week 11Buses and I/O interfaces
Week 12Multiprocessor Introduction
Week 13Multiple Issue Introduction
Week 14Superscalar Pipeline
Week 15Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Attendance00
Laboratory00
Application00
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Assignments1430
Presentation00
Project00
Seminar00
Midterms130
Final exam140
Total100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes060
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes040
Total100

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application000
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)1410140
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Project000
Homework assignment14342
Midterms (Study duration)13838
Final Exam (Study duration) 13838
Total Workload4492300

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
12345
1. Has highest level of knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.  X  
2. Has knowledge, skills and and competence to develop novel approaches in science and technology.  X  
3. Follows the scientific literature, and the developments in his/her field, critically analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply them effectively in his/her research.  X  
4. Can independently carry out all stages of a novel research project.   X 
5. Designs, plans and manages novel research projects; can lead multidisiplinary projects.  X  
6. Contributes to the science and technology literature.  X  
7. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral forms effectively; in Turkish or English. X   
8. Is aware of his/her social responsibilities, evaluates scientific and technological developments with impartiality and ethical responsibility and disseminates them.X    

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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