Modern computer technology requires an
understanding of both hardware and software, as the interaction between the two
offers a framework for mastering the fundamentals of computing. The purpose of
this course is to cultivate an understanding of modern computing technology
through an in-depth study of the interface between hardware and
software. Computer architecture is an aspect of computer systems from
outside. It is an abstract of physical computer. It is also properties that
computer users must know to write correct programs that can run in machines.
target of this course is to build a complete concept of computer systems, to
learn analysis and design methods of the computer system, to master basic
structure and principle of new computer systems. The course introduces basic
concepts，principle，structure and fundamental
analysis of computer systems completely. The content includes the computer
systems' basic concepts, instruction sets, storage systems, input-output
systems, scalar processors, vector processors interconnection network, parallel
processing, multi-processor, and so on.