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Computer Architecture

Module name (EN): Computer Architecture
Degree programme: Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: PIB325
SAP-Submodule-No.: P221-0037
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
DFBI-322 (P610-0529) Computer Science and Web Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 4, mandatory course, course inactive since 08.03.2017
PIB325 (P221-0037) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 3, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
PIB225 Digital Electronics

[updated 19.12.2013]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
PIB525 Microprocessor Engineering
PIBWI45 Database Management

[updated 02.01.2018]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer
Prof. Dr. Matthias Leiner

[updated 19.12.2013]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will undertsand how digital computers are structured, organized and how they operate. The architecture elements of a computer will be discussed and combined to form a sample architecture. Students will also be familiar with performance enhancement techniques such as pipelining and caching, as well as interaction with peripheral components.  On the basis of case studies involving different processors, the architecture features discussed in the module will be verified.

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Module content:
1. Representing numbers in the computer
2. von Neumann architecture
3. Electronic memory
4. Instruction set architecture
5. Sequential control and microprogramming
6. RISC processors
7. Pipelining
8. Cache

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Recommended or required reading:
W. Schiffmann, R. Schmitz: Technische Informatik 2, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999
K. Wüst, Mikroprozessortechnik, Vieweg-Verlag, Braunschweig, 2003
H. Malz, Rechnerarchitektur, Vieweg-Verlag, Braunschweig, 2004
J. L. Hennessy, D. A. Patterson: Rechnerarchitektur Analyse, Entwurf, Implementierung und Bewertung, Vieweg-Verlag, Braunschweig, 2004
P. Herrmann : Rechnerarchitektur Aufbau Organisation und Implementierung, Vieweg-Verlag, Braunschweig, 2000

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Module offered in:
WS 2017/18, WS 2016/17, WS 2015/16, WS 2014/15, WS 2013/14, ...
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