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    Stonehill College
  Dec 14, 2017
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) 
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020)

CSC 304 - Computer Architecture

Three Credits
Alternate Years: Spring 2018, 2020

The basics of computer organization, architecture and assembly language. Instructions sets, address modes, and the run/time stack are explored by programming on a RISC machine. CPU and ALU design, performance analysis, pipelining, cache, virtual memory is examined. Trade-offs between RISC, CISC and advanced architectures is discussed. Assumes basic knowledge of digital logic.

Prerequisite(s): CSC 221 .