182.690 Computer Organization and Design
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 3.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply the knowledge about the basics of computer architecture to the presented systems as well as to other computing systems. They understand the hardware/software interface and what determines the program performance as well as how system performance can be evaluated. Moreover, the students will learn how hardware designers can help to improve performance by techniques like pipelining and caching and will be able to apply and transfer this knowledge to other processor architectures and systems.

Subject of course

This lecture will be given in English and is based on the textbook Computer Organization and Design.

The lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Performance evaluation
  • Instruction Set Architecture and Assembler of the RISC-V architecture
  • Computer arithmetic
  • Addressing
  • ALU
  • Fixed point and floating point representation
  • Processors
  • Data- and Control-Path
  • Pipelining and pipeline hazards
  • Memory hierarchy
  • Registers
  • Caches
  • Main memory, virtual memory
  • I/O-systems

Teaching methods

Lecture slides, textbook, presentation of examples and calculations, code examples

Lecture 1: Computer Abstractions and Technology
Readings: P&H Chapter 1  
Suggested exercises: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.9, 1.12(1,2,3).

Lecture 2: Instructions: Language of the Computer (part I)
Readings: P&H Chapter 2  
Suggested exercises: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.7

Lecture 3: Instructions: Language of the Computer (part II)
Readings: P&H Chapter 2  
Suggested exercises: 2.25, 2.26, 2.27, 2.28, 2.40.

Lecture 4: Arithmetic for Computers
Readings: P&H Chapter 3
Suggested exercises: 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.12, 3.13, 3.22, 3.23, 3.30.

Lecture 5: The Processor (part I)
Readings: P&H Chapter 4: 4.1 - 4.4 (single cycle)
Suggested exercises: 4.5, 4.6, 4.7.

Lecture 6: The Processor (part II)
Readings: P&H Chapter 4: 4.5 - 4.8 (pipelined processor)
Suggested exercises: 4.26, 4.27.

Lecture 7: The Processor (part III)
Readings: P&H Chapter 4: 4.9 - 4.15
Suggested exercises: 4.28, 4.30

Lecture 8: The Memory (part I)
Readings: P&H Chapter 5: 5.1 - 5.4 (Cache)
Suggested exercises: 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.8, 5.11

Lecture 9: The Memory (part II)
Readings: P&H Chapter 5: 5.5 - 5.7 (Virtual memory)
Suggested exercises: 5.16, 5.20.

Lecture 10: The Memory (part III)
Readings: P&H Chapter 5: 5.7 - 5.16
Suggested exercises: 5.26.

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

Textbook:
D.A. Patterson, J.L. Hennessy: Computer Organization and Design - The Hardware/Software Interface
RISC-V Edition, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu13:00 - 15:0008.10.2020 - 28.01.2021 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875 (LIVE)Lecture
Computer Organization and Design - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu08.10.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu15.10.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu22.10.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu29.10.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu05.11.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu12.11.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu19.11.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu26.11.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu03.12.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu10.12.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu17.12.202013:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu07.01.202113:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu14.01.202113:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu21.01.202113:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture
Thu28.01.202113:00 - 15:00 https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64571787875Lecture

Examination modalities

Final written exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.10.2020 00:00 29.10.2020 23:59

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 535 Computer Engineering 4. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase

Literature

Textbook:
D.A. Patterson, J.L. Hennessy: Computer Organization and Design - The Hardware/Software Interface
5th revised edition, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

Language

German