Week 1: Review of Basic Computer Organization, Performance Evaluation Methods, Introduction to RISC Instruction Pipeline, Instruction Pipeline and Performance.
Week 2: Pipeline Hazards and Analysis, Branch Prediction, MIPS Pipeline for Multi-Cycle Operations.
Week 3: Compiler Techniques to Explore Instruction Level Parallelism, Dynamic Scheduling with Tomasulo’s Algorithm and Speculative Execution.
Week 4: Advanced Pipelining and Superscalar Processors, Exploiting Data Level Parallelism: Vector and GPU Architectures, Architectural Simulation using gem5.
Week 5: Introduction to Cache Memory, Block Replacement Techniques and Write Strategy, Design Concepts in Cache Memory.
Week 6: Basic and Advanced Optimization Techniques in Cache Memory, Cache Optimization using gem5.
Week 7: Introduction to DRAM System, DRAM Controllers and Address Mapping, Secondary Storage Systems, Design Concepts in DRAM and Hard Disk.
Week 8: Tiled Chip Multicore Processors(TCMP), Routing Techniques in Network on Chip(NoC), NoC Router Microarchitecture, TCMP and NoC: Design and Analysis, Future Trends in Computer Architecture Research.