Computer Architecture

 with  David Wentzlaff
This course forms a strong foundation in the understanding and design of modern computing systems. Building on a computer organization base, this course explores techniques that go into designing a modern microprocessor. Fundamental understanding of computer architecture is key not only for students interested in hardware and processor design, but is a foundation for students interested in compilers, operating systems, and high performance programming. This course will explore how the computer architect can utilize the increasing number of transistors available to improve the performance of a processor. Focus will be given to architectures that can exploit different forms of parallelism, whether they be implicit or explicit. This course covers architectural techniques such as multi-issue superscalar processors, out-of-order processors, Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) processors, advanced caching, and multiprocessor systems.
2 Student
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Finished
Institution Princeton University
Provider Coursera
Language English
Hours 5-8 hours a week
Calendar 11 weeks long
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Anonymous completed this course.
One of the best courses I have ever taken. A good understanding is given on the internal workings on different types of processor architectures. Unfortunately, no certification is given. I would have paid good money for a certificate and I tried to find the course at Princeton.
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