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KTU B.Tech S7 Lecture notes Computer System Architecture

KTU B.Tech S7 Lecture notes Computer System Architecture

Parallel computer models – Evolution of Computer
Architecture, System Attributes to performance, Amdahl's
law for a fixed workload. Multiprocessors and
Multicomputers, Multivector and SIMD computers,
Architectural development tracks, Conditions of

Processors and memory hierarchy – Advanced processor
technology- Design Space of processors, Instruction Set
Architectures, CISC Scalar Processors, RISC Scalar
Processors, Superscalar and vector processors, Memory
hierarchy technology.

Multiprocessors system interconnects - Hierarchical bus systems, Cross bar switch and multiport memory, Multistage and combining networks. Cache Coherence and Synchronization Mechanisms, Cache Coherence Problem, Snoopy Bus Protocol, Directory Based Protocol, Hardware Synchronization Problem.

Message Passing Mechanisms-Message Routing schemes, Flow control Strategies, Multicast Routing Algorithms. Pipelining and Superscalar techniques – Linear Pipeline processors and Nonlinear pipeline processors.

Instruction pipeline design, Arithmetic pipeline deign - Super Scalar Pipeline Design.

Multithreaded and data flow architectures - Latency hiding techniques, Principles of multithreading - Multithreading Issues and Solutions, Multiple context Processors, Fine- grain Multicomputer- Fine-grain Parallelism. Dataflow and hybrid architecture.

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