Computer Organization - CS 2600 (Jan - May 2011)

Course contents:   


Introduction -  Function and structure of a computer, Functional components of a computer, Interconnection of components,Performance of a computer.


Representation of Instructions - Machine instructions, Operands, Addressing modes, Instruction formats, Instruction sets, Instruction set architectures - CISC and RISC architectures.


Processing Unit - Organization of a processor, Registers, ALU and Control unit, Data path in a CPU, Instruction cycle, Organization of a control unit - Operations of a control unit, Hardwired control unit, Microprogrammed control unit.


Memory Subsystem - Semiconductor memories, Memory cells - SRAM and DRAM cells, Internal Organization of a memory chip, Organization of a memory unit, Error correction memories, Interleaved memories, Cache memory unit - Concept of cache memory, Mapping methods, Organization of a cache memory unit, Fetch and write mechanisms, Memory management unit - Concept of virtual memory, Address translation, Hardware support for memory management.


Input/Output Subsystem - Access of I/O devices, I/O ports, I/O control mechanisms - Program controlled I/O, Interrupt controlled I/O, and DMA controlled I/O, I/O interfaces - Serial port, Parallel port, PCI bus, SCSI bus, USB bus, Firewall and Infiniband, I/O peripherals - Input devices, Output devices, Secondary storage devices.





Text Books:


     1. C.Hamacher, Z.Vranesic and S.Zaky, "Computer Organization", McGraw-Hill, 2002.


    2. W.Stallings, "Computer Organization and Architecture - Designing for Performance", Prentice Hall of India, 2002.


    3. D.A.Patterson and J.L.Hennessy, "Computer Organization and Design - The Hardware/Software Interface", Morgan Kaufmann, 1998.


         4. J .P.Hayes, "Computer Architecture and Organization", McGraw-Hill, 1998.     


Lecture Slides:

Introduction Download PDF Version
Digital Hardware Arithmetic Download PDF Version
CPU Organization Download PDF Version
Input/Output Organization Download PDF Version