Course Name: 

Computer Architecture (IT452 )


B.Tech (IT)


Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Flynn’s Classification, RISC Vs CISC, Data and control flow, Pipelining: Linear and non linear, pipeline hazards, instruction scheduling, Branch handling techniques, Arithmetic pipeline, VLIW architecture, Superscalar processors. Instruction level Data-Parallel architectures: SIMD architectures, Systolic and Vector architecture; MIMD architectures, Systems interconnect architecture: Network properties/routing, Static/dynamic interconnection networks. Multiprocessor architectures, models of memory consistency, cache coherence/directory protocols.


Dezso Sima, Peter Karsuk, Advanced Computer Architectures: A Design Space Approach, Addison-Wesley.
K.Hwang and F.A. Briggs, Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing, McGraw Hill Publication.
J. Hennesy and D. Patterson, Computer Architecture –A Quantitative Approach, Morgan Kaufmann, 2003


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