ARCHITECTURES OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

ARCHITECTURES OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

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Code
72303
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9273 Electronic Engineering and Information Technology (L-8) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Electronic Engineering and Information Technology )
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The progress of computer technologies from 1960 to today has been oustanding. In 1960, a computer was as big as an entire room. Today, a computer is as small as a tablet or a smartphone. In this course, students will study the principles  of computer architecture, which played a crucial role in such evolution of computer system.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is a study of the evolution of computer architecture and the factors influencing the design of hardware and software elements of computer systems. The course covers the fundamentals of classical and modern processor design: performance and cost issues, instruction sets, pipelining, memory organization.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Topics will include: introduction to computer architecture design; analysis of the major design issues: computational performance, power consumption, cost, size; computer arithmetic; instruction set design; processor: datapath and control unit; pipeline and parallelism; memory organization.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLO GASTALDO (President)

RODOLFO ZUNINO

GIULIANO DONZELLINI