University of Calgary

ENCM 501 - Principles Computer Architecture - Fall 2012

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 511 or Software Engineering for Engineers 413.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2014.
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