University of Calgary

ENCM 501 - Principles of Computer Architecture - Winter 2016

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.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2017.
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