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VE573 – Microarchitecture


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Credits: 3 credits

Pre-requisites: Ve470 Computer Architecture


Graduate-level introduction to the foundations of high performance microprocessor implementation. Problems involving instruction supply, data supply, and instruction processing. Compile-time vs. run-time tradeoffs. Aggressive branch prediction. Wide-issue processors, in-order vs. out-of-order execution, instruction retirement. Case studies taken from current microprocessors.

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