Princeton University

Computer Architecture

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

David Wentzlaff

Instructor: David Wentzlaff

4.7

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Advanced level
Designed for those already in the industry
49 hours to complete
3 weeks at 16 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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2 quizzes

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There are 21 modules in this course

This lecture will give you a broad overview of the course, as well as the description of architecture, micro-architecture and instruction set architectures.

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8 videos2 readings

This lecture covers the basic concept of pipeline and two different types of hazards.

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4 videos1 reading

This lecture covers control hazards and the motivation for caches.

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5 videos1 reading

This lecture covers cache characteristics and basic superscalar architecture.

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5 videos1 reading

This lecture covers the common issues for superscalar architecture.

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4 videos1 reading

This lecture covers different kinds of architectures for out-of-order processors.

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5 videos2 readings

This lecture covers the common methods used to improve the performance of out-of-order processors including register renaming and memory disambiguation.

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5 videos

This lecture covers the basic concept of very long instruction word (VLIW) processors.

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5 videos3 readings

This lecture covers the common methods used to improve VLIW performance.

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz

This lecture covers the motivation and implementation of branch predictors.

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5 videos1 reading

This lecture covers the advanced mechanisms used to improve cache performance.

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6 videos1 reading

This lecture covers more advanced mechanisms used to improve cache performance.

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4 videos2 readings

This lecture covers memory management and protection.

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5 videos2 readings

This lecture covers the vector processor and optimizations for vector processors.

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6 videos1 reading

This lecture covers different types of multithreading.

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6 videos1 reading

This lecture covers the concepts of parallelism, consistency models, and basic parallel programming techniques.

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4 videos1 reading

This lecture covers the solutions for the consistency problem in parallel programming.

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5 videos

This lecture covers the implementation of small multiprocessors.

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5 videos2 readings

This lecture covers the design of interconnects for a multiprocessor.

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4 videos2 readings

This lecture covers the design of interconnects for multiprocessor and network topology.

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5 videos1 reading

This lecture covers the motivation and implementation of directory protocol used for coherence on large multiproccesors.

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6 videos2 readings1 quiz

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4.6 (607 ratings)
David Wentzlaff
Princeton University
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