16.561 Computer Architecture and Design

Computer Architecture and Design

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3301
Status Active

Structure of computers, past and present: first, second, third and fourth generation. Combinatorial and sequential circuits. Programmable logic arrays. Processor design: information formats, instruction formats, arithmetic operations and parallel processing. Hardwired and microprogrammed control units. Virtual, sequential and cache memories. Input-output systems, communication and bus control. Multiple CPU systems.