ELEC4700

Advanced Computer Systems

10 Units

Introduces students to advanced concepts in computer architecture and design emphasing quantitative methods for performance evaluation. Topics include performance measures and cost, instruction set architecture, pipelining, instruction-level parallelism, caches, multiprocessors, interconnection networks, high speed printed circuit board design.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Objectives

Introduces students to advanced concepts in computer architecture and design emphasing quantitative methods for performance evaluation. The students will also gain further experience in group learning through project work.

Content
  • performance measures and cost
  • instruction set principles
  • pipelining
  • instruction level parallelism
  • caches
  • multiprocessors
  • interconnection networks
  • high speed printed circuit board design
Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge ELEC3720
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Practical
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - as per course handout
  • Examination: Formal - as per the University's timetable
  • Projects - Design project as per course outline
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for ELEC4700

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