Qualifying Exam Syllabus for COMPSCI 550: Architecture

Exam is Closed Book

Qualifying Exam Syllabus for COMPSCI 550:

  • Pipelined processors
  • Software exploitation of Instruction-Level Parallelism (ILP)
  • Hardware exploitation of Instruction-Level Parallelism (ILP)
  • Cache/memory design
  • Data-Level Parallelism (Vector, SIMD, GPU)
  • Multithreading, multicore, multiprocessors
  • Warehouse Scale Computing

Reference:

  • Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th edition, by Hennessy and Patterson

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