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2304. Computer Architecture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSE 2050 or 2100, and 2500; open only to students in the School of Engineering and declared Computer Science minors. Not open for credit after passing CSE 3666.

Grading Basis: Graded

Structure and operation of digital systems and computers. Fundamentals of digital logic. Machine organization, control and data paths, instruction sets, and addressing modes. Hardwired and microprogrammed control. Memory systems organization. Discussion of alternative architectures such as RISC, CICS, and various parallel architectures.