CS 6th sem Advance Computer Architecture (ACA) Syllabus Cs 605 Advance Computer Architecture (ACA)Computer science Syllabus

RGTU/RGPV CS-605 Advance Computer Architecture (ACA) Syllabus
RGTU/RGPV Advance Computer Architecture (ACA) SYLLABUS
Computer Science and Engineering CS 6th Semester Syllabus

Branch: B.E. Computer Science & Engineering, VI Semester
Course: CS 605 Advance Computer Architecture

Unit-I Flynn’s Classification, System Attributes to Performance, Parallel computer models - Multiprocessors and multicomputers, Multivector and SIMD Computers.  Data and resource dependences,Hardware and software parallelism,Program partitioning and scheduling, Grain size and latency, Control flow, data flow and Demand driven mechanisms. Static interconnection networks,Dynamic interconnection Networks: Bus Systems, Crossbar Switch, Multiport Memory, Multistage and Combining Networks  

Unit- II Instruction set architecture, CISC Scalar Processors , RISC Scalar Processors, VLIW architecture, Memory Hierarchy, Inclusion, Coherence and Locality, Memory capacity planning. Interleaved memory organization- memory interleaving, pipelined memory access, Bandwidth and Fault Tolerance. Backplane Bus System :Backplane bus specification, Addressing and timing protocols, Arbitration transaction and interrupt.  

Unit-III Linear pipeline processor, Nonlinear pipeline processor, Instruction pipeline design, Mechanisms for instruction pipelining, pipeline hazards, Dynamic instruction scheduling - score boarding and Tomosulo’s algorithm, Branch handling techniques, Arithmetic Pipeline Design, Static arithmetic pipeline, Multifunctional arithmetic pipelines. Superscaler pipeline design, Super pipeline processor design.

Unit-IV Cache coherence, Snoopy protocols, Directory based protocols.  Message routing schemes  in multicomputer network, deadlock and virtual channel. Vector Processing Principles, Vector instruction types, Vector-access memory schemes. Vector supercomputer architecture, SIMD organization: distributed memory model and shared memory model.  Principles of Multithreading: Multithreading Issues and Solutions, Multiple-Context Processors

Unit-V Parallel Programming Models, Shared-Variable Model, Message-Passing Model, Data-Parallel Model, Object-Oriented Model, Functional and Logic Models, Parallel Languages and Compilers, Language Features for Parallelism, Parallel Programming Environment, Software Tools and Environments.

Advance Computer Architecture (ACA) Suggested Reading:
1. Kai Hwang, “Advanced computer architecture”, TMH.
2. J.P.Hayes, “computer Architecture and organization”; MGH.  
3.V.Rajaranam & C.S.R.Murthy, “Parallel computer”; PHI Learning.    
4. Kain,”Advance Computer Architecture: - A System Design Approach”, PHI Learning
5. M.J Flynn, “Computer Architecture, Pipelined and Parallel Processor Design”; Narosa Publishing. 
6. Hwang and Briggs, “Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing”; MGH.
7. David E. Callav & Jaswinder Pal Singh Marge Kaufmann”Advance Computer Architecture”, EIS India.
8. Sajjan G. Shiva, Taylar & Francis, “Advance Computer Architecture

The purpose of this subject is to cover the underlying concepts and techniques used in Advance Computer Architecture. The Syllabus discusses principles of parallel algorithms design and different parallel programming models

The students should have general Idea of Computer Organization. In addition, a familiarity with Memory organization, Computational models is required.

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