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Computer architecture I

Lecturer /contact:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. R. G. Spallek, Dr.-Ing. T. B. Preußer
Time and location:
The course takes place in winter semester 2014/2015 as follows:

Lectures: Tue. 5. DS HSZ/0002, weekly

               Mon. 2th DS, INF/E007, weekly
               Mon. 6th DS, INF/E009, weekly
               Tue. 1th DS, WIL/C103, weekly
               Wen. 4th DS, INF/E006, weekly
               Thu. 1th INF/E006, weekly
               Thu. 1th INF/E010, weekly
               Thu. 6th INF/E010, weekly
               Fri. 1th INF/E008, weekly
               Fri. 1th INF/E009, weekly
               Fri. 4th INF/E010, weekly

The goal of this course is imparting knowledge about principles of computing technology. Subsequent to course Technical Principles it starts with the treatment of complex sequential circuit. Introduction in binary coding and methods of data processing makes it easier to understand the design of different computer components.  Based on the operation principles of Von Neumann computer CISC an RISC architecture features will be treated.  The course ends with Communication channels, organization of memory and interaction of individual processor components.
Table of contents:
  • Introduction
  • Information representation and processing
  • Von Neumann architecutre
  • System components of computers
  • Architectural characteristics of RISC and CISC
  • Memory organisation
  • Communication channels
  • Computer Architectures
  • R.G. Spallek: Vorlesungsscript zur Lehrveranstaltung Rechnerarchitektur I
  • Aufgabensammlung Rechnerarchitektur I
  • W. Coy : Aufbau und Arbeitsweise von Rechenanlagen. Vieweg-Verlag, Braunschweig, 1992
  • J.P. Hayes: Computer Architecture and Organization. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1988
  • J.L. Hennessy and D.A. Patterson : Rechnerarchitektur, Analyse, Entwurf, Implementierung, Bewertung. Vieweg-Verlag, Braunschweig, 1993
  • W.K. Giloi : Rechnerarchitektur. Springer-Verlag, Berlin u.a., 1993
  • D. Jungmann; H. Stange : Einführung in die Rechnerarchitektur. Hanser-Verlag, München, 1992
  • H. Liebig und T. Flik : Rechnerorganisation. Springer-Verlag, Berlin u.a., 1993
The course takes place:
winter semester
Type of course:
required course
Phase of study / recommended semestres:
basic cources, 1st semester(Diplom), 3rd semester (the others)
Temporal extend:
2 SWS (1 SWS = 45 minutes per week) lecture, 2 SWS recitation section
Basic knowledge desired:
written exam after  the end of modul im sommer semester
Authorisation to participate in exam:
Sequel to course
Computer Architecture II, Prof. Nagel
Last modified: 02.09.2014 16:08
Author: Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Knochenhauer


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer G. Spallek

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer G. Spallek
Tel: +49 351 463-38243

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