CS665 - Computer Architecture

Spring 2018

Instructor: Professor Stephan Olariu

Course Description:
CS665 is a graduate core course in computer architecture. In Fall 2017 CS665 will be offered online. The main emphasis will be on identifying and understanding various quantitative aspects of the cost/performance issues involved in all stages of computer architecture design from functional organization to instruction set architecture, to memory hierarchy design, to pipelining and beyond.

Although most of the course gravitates around single-CPU architectures, aspects of multiprocessor architectures will also be discussed.

Material: Tentative topical coverage

Text: The textbook used in this class is Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach by John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson, Fifth Edition, Elsevier, 2012.

Prerequisite: CS270 - Introduction to Computer Architecture. CS665 is NOT open to students who have not had CS270 or equivalent.

Grading Scheme: For the students in the Tidewater area the tests will be administered at the ODU campus. Students outside of the Tidewater area will take the tests at designated testing centers

Office Hours: Friday 1:30pm - 2:45pm

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