Introduction to Microprocessor and Parallel Processing

(Software Hardware Interface)

 

CSC550a: Description, Objectives, Text

 

Description

 

Introduction to structures and functions of microprocessors, parallel processing implemented within a single processor, and multiprocessor parallel architectures

 

Objectives

        To relate software processing to hardware execution

        To study structures and functions of CPU

        To gain basic concepts of parallel processing

Text

Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance,
Sixth Edition, by William Stallings, 2002.

 

Topics:

 

Topics

Reading Chapter

Approximate

No. of class

Computer Evolution

2

1

Instruction Sets (Characteristics & Functions)

9

2

Instruction Sets (Addressing modes & Formats)

10

2

CPU structure and function

11

2

Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISC)

12

2

Parallel Processing

16

2

Parallel Languages and Interfaces

Sup.

1

 

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