This course covers: - basic ideas and terminology, including how the performance is measured and the principal factors which limit design, such as the power wall; - the instruction set of a modern RISC processor, including how constructs in high-level languages are realized; - the representation of both fixed- and floating-point numbers, together with hardware algorithms for arithmetic operations; - basic processor organization, data and control paths, instruction-level parallelism, pipelining, and multiple issue; - the organization of memory, including hierarchies, caches, and virtual memory; - storage and input-output devices and their interfacing to the processor and memory; - an introduction to multiprocessing.
Univ: To be admitted you must have (or equivalent) 90 ECTS-credits including 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or 2 years of completed studies within a study programme (120 ECTS-credits). In both cases, including the courses "C-programming and Unix" (5DV088) and Digital Electronics (5EL006) or equivalent.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
15 April 2019.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.