6.823 Computer System Architecture


Class Info

Introduction to the principles underlying modern computer architecture. Emphasizes the relationship among technology, hardware organization, and programming systems in the evolution of computer architecture. Topics include pipelined, out-of-order, and speculative execution; caches, virtual memory and exception handling, superscalar, very long instruction word (VLIW), vector, and multithreaded processors; on-chip networks, memory models, synchronization, and cache coherence protocols for multiprocessors.

This class has 6.004 as a prerequisite.

6.823 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. S. Emer, Arvind and D. Sanchez.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 32-141.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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