This note will review
fundamental structures in modern microprocessor and computer system architecture
design. Topics covered includes: computer organization, instruction set design,
memory system design, pipelining, and other techniques to exploit parallelism.
It will also cover system level topics such as storage subsystems and basics of
This note covers the following topics: Basics of computer
architecture, Introduction to Digital Electronics, Binary Numbers, Boolean
Algebra, Combinational Logic Circuits, Sequential Logic Circuits, Von Neumann
Architecture, Optimizing Hardware Performance, Low-level programming,
Programming in C, Character encodings, Assembly programming.
Author(s): Philipp Hafliger, Dag Langmyhr
and Omid Mirmotahari
This note will describe
the basics of modern processor operation. Topics covered includes: computer
system performance, instruction set architectures, pipelining, branch
prediction, memory-hierarchy design, and a brief introduction to multiprocessor
This lecture note explains the basic principles and current practices of
computer architectures and organizations, including instruction set design,
pipelining, caching, virtual memory, and parallelism.
This course note provides an introduction to Computer
Organization And Architecture and the content of this web course covers majority
of the topics taught at the undergraduate level in the computer science and
engineering disciplines of Engineering Colleges and Universities in India.
This book is an introduction, a
survey, a history,and an evaluation of capability-and object-based computer
systems.This book explains the following topics: Capability- and Object-Based
System Concepts, Early Descriptor Architectures, Early Capability Architectures,
The Plessey System, The Cambridge CAP Computer, The Hydra System, The StarOS
System, The IBM System/38, The Intel iAPX 432 and Issues in Capability-Based
This book covers the following topics: Introduction to the SPARC Architecture, Assembling and Debugging, Control
Transfer Instructions, Logical and Arithmetic Operations, Data Types and
Addressing, Subroutines and Parameter Passing, Instruction Encoding.