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Computer organisations (6 points)


Leader: C Freeman

Peninsula First semester 2004 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Binary Arithmetic. Specifications and functionalities of computer components; CPU registers, ALU, data paths, RISC/CISC, instruction sets, FPU, fetch-execution cycle, SMP, branch lookahead, endian representation, code sets, memory, I/O, DMA/PIO, peripherals, I/O interfaces and standards. Data storage and technologies; firmware. Operating system concepts, concurrency of processes. Security and access controls, file system. File access and organisation.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 50% Unit test: (1 hour): 10% Practical work: 40%

Contact Hours: 4 hours per week

Prohibitions: BUS2120, CSE1200, CSE1201, CSE1303,CSE1307, GCO1815, GCO1851, GCO9802

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