CIS 262 Computer Organization and Design

Laws of computer organization and design for RISC architectures. Interfaces between hardware and software are studied. Influence of instruction set on performance is presented. Design of a processor with pipelining is analyzed. Computer arithmetic is studied. Memory hierarchy and their influence on performance are documented. Elements of interfacing and I/O organization are included. The course has design, implementation, and analytical components. Prerequisite: CIS 261 or permission of the instructor. Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. Competency met: Technical Literacy (8.0) 4 credits Spring

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