ELECTIVE I-1 ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

ELECTIVE I-1 ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

Introduction to parallel processing: Trends towards parallel processing, parallelism in uniprocessor systems, parallel computer structure, architectural classification schemes.

Memory and input output systems, memory structure hierarchy, addressing scheme for main memory, virtual memory systems, memory allocation and management strategies, virtual memory of X86 processors, cache memories, management and design criteria. I/O sub systems, interrupt mechanisms, I/O processors and I/O channels.

Pipelined and vector processors: overlapped parallelism, instruction and arithmetic pipelines, vector processing, scientific attached processor.

SIMD computers: SIMD perspectives, array and associative processors, study of an array processor.

Multi processor architecture: loosely and tightly coupled multi processors inter connection networks, parallel memory organization.

Data driven coupling, data flow computer architecture. Parallel algorithms, detection of parallelism, local balancing, communication and synchronization, features of typical parallel languages, monitors and operating systems.

Introduction to hybrid computers.

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