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1. course title:computer architecture

2. course id:

3. course units:

Lecture:30 hours

Seminar/ Exercise:15 hours

Total unit: 3 Credits

4. expected participants

Three-year students in Undergraduate Programs with having good English skills.

5. prerequisites

Circuits and Electronics, Digital Electronics, Digital System, Analysis and Design of Digital Integrated Circuits, Computation Structures, Programming.

6. course objectives

The course is designed for undergraduate student. The course is intended to provide student the fundamentals of computer architecture and organization, the factors influencing the design of hardware and software elements to computer systems.

The goals of the course are to provide students with the basis knowledge of the followings:

  • Introduction to Organization and Architecture Computer
  • Overview of Computer Organization;
  • Computer Arithmetic;
  • Instruction-set Architecture;
  • CPU Structure and Function;
  • Control Unit Operation;
  • Micro-Programming;
  • Instruction Pipelining;
  • Multilevel Memories;
  • Cache Memory;
  • Internal Memory;
  • External Memory;
  • Input/Output;
  • Operating System Support;
  • Virtual Memory;
  • Advanced Architectures.

7. course description

This course is about the aspects of both Computer Architecture (attributes of a multilevel machine, a system visible to Micro-architecture, Micro-Programming level) and Computer Organization (the operational components and their interconnections in the system). Moreover, some advanced architectures will be presented.

This courser consists 16 lecture notes of 16 modules/sessions. Each module is designed to provide theoretical fundamental and practical exercises.

8. student duties

  • Class attendance: ≥ 80%
  • Homework

9. assessment

  • Mid-term grade: 0.4 (40%)

- Home exercise grading

- Mini-seminar or Mid-tem test

  • Final exam : 0.6 (60%)

10. course materials:


[1]. William Stalling, Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003.

This is the main textbook used in this course. Supplemental readings from selected papers may also be assigned; in which case, there may be a nominal photocopying charge, 2003

[2].Patterson-Hennessy, Computer Organization and Design (3th Edition)[3]. Andrew S. Tannenbauum, Structured Computer Organization, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006.

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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