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Computer organisation (6 points)


Leader: M Murshed

Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)
Hong Kong First semester 2004 (OCL)
OS-HKG-CID First semester 2004 (OCL)
Singapore First semester 2004 (OCL)
Gippsland Summer 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Summer 2004 (OCL)
Hong Kong Summer 2004 (OCL)
Singapore Summer 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Students will learn how computer hardware functions; understand how computer software interfaces with the hardware; and be able to write low-level programs for interfacing with computer hardware. Topics include: Components of a computer system, Processor organisation: registers, buses, multiplexers, decoders, ALUs, clocks, main memory, caches. Microprogramming, Von Neumann architecture, the conventional machine: instruction types and formats, addressing modes, flow of control. Data transfers: DMA, interrupts and programmed I/O. Parallel machine architectures: Programming techniques for low-level operations

Assessment: Assignments: 30% + Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact Hours: 4 hours per week

Prerequisites: GCO1815 and either GCO1810 or GCO1811

Prohibitions: BUS2120, CFR1130, COT1130, CSE2324 & CSE3324

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