University of Calgary

ENCM 501 - Principles Computer Architecture - Fall 2011

Input/output, processors, intra-system communication, busses, caches. Addressing and memory hierarchies. Microprogramming, parallelism, and pipelining. Classification and taxonomy of computer architectures. Reduced instruction set computers, pipelining, vector processing, dataflow computers, architecture description languages, firmware engineering.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-1T-3/2)


  • Computer Engineering 369 and one of 415 or 417 or 511 or Software Engineering for Engineers 413.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2012.
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