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Syllabus 2018-19 - 13312001 - Computer Architecture (Arquitectura de computadores)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería informática
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF JAÉN

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Computer Architecture
CODE: 13312001 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 2 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: ESPINILLA ESTÉVEZ, MACARENA
DEPARTMENT: U118 - INFORMÁTICA
FIELD OF STUDY: 035 - ARQUITECTURA Y TECNOLOGÍA DE COMPUTADORES
OFFICE NO.: A3 - 118 E-MAIL: mestevez@ujaen.es P: 953212897
WEBSITE: https://www.ujaen.es/departamentos/dinformatica/contactos/espinilla-estevez-macarena
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

This course is focused on the Computer Architecture. The mainlessons of the course are:

Lesson 1: Introduction: Computer Performance, Benchmarks andAmdahl's Law
Lesson 2: Pipeline and scalar processors. Performance Issuesin Pipelining
Lesson 3: Superscalar processors
Lesson 4: Very long instruction word processors
Lesson 5: Vector processor
Lesson 6: Architectures parallel

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Regarding classes in large groups

During the classes in large groups, mainly, lectures (M1) of the professor will be carried out, interspersing theory and general examples (M2) of the contents of each topic. Furthermore, large group discussions (M5) and exercises (M5) are include as other methodologies.

About classes in small groups

They will be conducted in laboratories (M9) and computer rooms (M10) of the IT department in which the resolutions of exercises (M11) and activities (M6) with applications will be carried out.

On collective tutoring

The group tutorials mainly consist of the clarification of doubts (M17) about the contents of the subject, both theoretical and practical, the debate (M16) among students for clarification of doubts will be encouraged, these debates will be led by professor. In addition, prior to the evaluation, comments of individual jobs (M18) will be mad

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Practices.

The practices are mandatory and are composed of four validations of practices to be held during the first four-month period and the development / defense of the report of the subject

Scores of the practical part are listed below

    Validation Practices: 4 points.
        Validation 1 - Instructions DLX - Sequential Processor: 0.5 points
        Validation 2 - Segmented WinDLX and Gain Processor: 1.25 points
        Validation 3 - superscalar processor SuperDLX and Gain: 1.25 points
        Validation 4 - Code optimization and gain 1 point

    Report of advanced computer architectures: 1 point

Validations may only be made during the first quarter on the dates indicated in the schedule. The mark obtained in these validations will be maintained during the academic year

If the student is entitled to the extraordinary call, the student can present the report again in order to increase the scores of the practical part.

Theory

The theory exam will consist of multiple choice questions, short questions and exercises.

Theory exam: 5 points
 
Other considerations:

In the validations, the instruction set and application manual in paper

A student is entitled to the extraordinary call always the student has been submitted at least three validations and obtained the highest score of 2 points validations.

The mark obtained in each validation practices is kept throughout the course if the student is entitled to the extraordinary call.

If the student is entitled to extraordinary call, the report may be delivered in the ordinary examination or in the extraordinary cal

In theory test exam of the theoretical contents (5 points total) will be made and should be at least 2.5 points to pass the course. In the same way, in practice 2.5 points of 5 points

To pass the course is then necessary to obatin a higher score 5 points, adding the scores obtained in each part of the course

CC11, CC14, CC5 and CC9 will be evaluated in each part.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Organización y arquitectura de computadores. Edition: 7ª ed.. Author: Stallings, William. Publisher: Madrid [etc.]: Pearson, 2008  (Library)
  • Computer organization and design : the hardware software interface. Edition: 3rd ed. Author: Patterson, David A. Publisher: San Francisco, Cal. [etc.] : Morgan Kaufmann [etc.], 2012  (Library)
  • Advanced computer architectures: a design space approach. Edition: Reimp. Author: Sima, Dezsó. Publisher: Harlow (England), [etc.]: Addison-Wesley, 1998  (Library)