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EECE.5821 Computer Architecture and Design (Formerly 16.561/EECE.5610)

Id: 003301 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


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.

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