CMSC 411, Spring 2015

Computer Architecture


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Name Office E-mail Office Hours
Anwar Mamat AVW 3259 Wed 10am-12pm A.V. Williams 3259
Jesse Moll AVW 4103 Tuesday, Wendesday, Thursday: 1:00-3:00PM

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Course Description Introduction to computer architecture. Topics include microprocessors, pipelining, memory hierarchies, and parallelism.
Textbooks J. Hennessy and D. Patterson, Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach (5th Edition), Morgan Kaufmann, 2012.
Lecture Times & Locations TuTh 3:30pm - 4:45pm, CSI 2120
Acknowledgements Slides courtesy of Alan Sussman, Pete Keleher, Onur Mutlu, et al.