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Advanced Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Introduction, Instruction Set Architecture, and Microcode

8 videos (Total 106 min), 2 readings
8 videos
Course Overview4m
Motivation16m
Course Content9m
Architecture and Microarchitecture23m
Machine Models16m
ISA Characteristics25m
Recap1m
2 readings
Readings2h
Problem Set 1 & 1A
3 hours to complete

Pipelining Review

4 videos (Total 102 min), 1 reading
4 videos
Pipeline Basics30m
Structural Hazard10m
Data Hazards46m
1 reading
Readings1h 30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Cache Review

5 videos (Total 93 min), 1 reading
5 videos
Control Hazards, Branch24m
Control Hazards, Others7m
Memory Technologies22m
Motivation for Caches22m
1 reading
Readings1h
3 hours to complete

Superscalar 1

5 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading
5 videos
Cache Performance17m
Superscalar 16m
Basic Two-way In-order Superscalar4m
Fetch Logic and Alignment11m
1 reading
Readings1h 30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Superscalar 2 & Exceptions

4 videos (Total 77 min), 1 reading
4 videos
Interrupts and Bypassing12m
Interrupts and Exceptions29m
Introduction to Out-of-Order Processors30m
1 reading
Readings45m
2 hours to complete

Superscalar 3

5 videos (Total 73 min), 2 readings
5 videos
I2O2 Processors19m
I2O1 Processors28m
IO3 Processors16m
IO2I Processors4m
2 readings
Problem Set 210m
Problem Set 1 Solutions10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Superscalar 4

5 videos (Total 73 min)
5 videos
Register Renaming Introduction11m
Register Renaming with Pointers to IQ and ROB24m
Register Renaming with Values in IQ and ROB12m
Memory Disambiguation9m
2 hours to complete

VLIW 1

5 videos (Total 75 min), 3 readings
5 videos
Introduction to VLIW21m
VLIW Compiler Optimizations21m
Classic VLIW Challenges8m
Introduction to Predication9m
3 readings
Readings10m
Problem Set 310m
Problem Set 2 Solutions10m
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Top reviews from Computer Architecture

By IGOct 12th 2016

Excellent course! It was really nice to have a high-level course, and I feel like this course makes a great substitute for the Computer Architecture course offered in my university.

By POMay 8th 2017

Quite intense but also quite rewarding. Dr. Wentzlaff's class are captivating and well prepared. The exames are a little bit exhausting, but effectively measure what was learned.

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David Wentzlaff

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering

About Princeton University

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

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