EC8552 – NOTES & QP
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EC8552 – SYLLABUS
UNIT I COMPUTER ORGANIZATION & INSTRUCTIONS
Basics of a computer system: Evolution, Ideas, Technology, Performance, Power wall, Uniprocessors to Multiprocessors. Addressing and addressing modes. Instructions: Operations and Operands, Representing instructions, Logical operations, control operations.
UNIT II ARITHMETIC
Fixed point Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Floating Point arithmetic, High performance arithmetic, Subword parallelism
UNIT III THE PROCESSOR
Introduction, Logic Design Conventions, Building a Datapath — A Simple Implementation scheme — An Overview of Pipelining — Pipelined Datapath and Control. Data Hazards: Forwarding versus Stalling, Control Hazards, Exceptions, Parallelism via Instructions.
UNIT IV MEMORY AND I/O ORGANIZATION
Memory hierarchy, Memory Chip Organization, Cache memory, Virtual memory. Parallel Bus Architectures, Internal Communication Methodologies, Serial Bus Architectures, Mass storage, Input and Output Devices.
UNIT V ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
Parallel processing architectures and challenges, Hardware multithreading, Multicore and shared memory multiprocessors, Introduction to Graphics Processing Units, Clusters and Warehouse scale computers — Introduction to Multiprocessor network topologies.