ECE 569 - High Performance Processors and Systems

Description:  Credit 4. Instruction-level parallelism, multiple-instruction issue, branch prediction, instruction and data prefetching, novel cache and DRAM organization, high-performance interconnect, compilation issues, case studies.Same as CS 569.

Prerequisite:  CS 466 or ECE 466; graduate standing.

Textbooks:  Recent ACM/IEEE Simposia on:

  • Computer Acrhitecture
  • Micro,
  • Architectural support for programming languages and operating systems
  • On-line processor manuals from HP, SGI, DEC, IBM.
Topics:
  • Instruction-level parallelism 
  • Multiple instruction issue 
  • Branch prediction 
  • Cache hierarchy 
  • Compilation issues 
  • Prefetching 
  • New DRAM organizations 
  • High-performance interconnect 
  • Case studies 
  • State-of-the-art systems
  • Performance analysis

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