CENG 6332: High Performance Computer Architecture

Fall 2015

UHCL Computer Engineering

Description

Introduction to systems architecture design and tuning techniques for High Performance Computing; RISC’s, cache, pipelines, hypercubes, data-flow and supercomputers.

Instructor

Dr. Hakduran Koc

Room  : Delta 110

Email  : KocHakduran at uhcl dot edu

Web    : http://sceweb.sce.uhcl.edu/koch/

Phone : x3877

Office Hours: Tue 5:30pm-7pm, Thu 5:30pm-7pm

Teaching Assistant

Nagesh Vempati

Room  : D132

Email  : VempatiN0257 at uhcl dot edu

Office Hours: Mon 11am-4pm, Tue 2pm-4pm & 7pm-10pm, Wed 3pm-4pm & 7pm-10pm

Meeting

Thu 1:00-3:50pm in Room D136

Textbook

Parallel Computer Organization and Design by Michel Dubois, Murali Annavaran, and Per Stenstrom; 1st Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2012, ISBN: 9780521886758.

References

Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware and Software Interface by David Patterson and John Hennessy, Revised 4th Edition, Morgan Kaufmann, 2011; ISBN: 9780123747501.

Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach by John Hennessy and David Patterson; 5th Edition; Morgan Kaufmann; 20011; ISBN: 9780123838728.

Tentative Course Schedule

Date

Topics covered

Aug. 27

Intro to class, Overview, Syllabus

Sept. 3

Ch. 1 – Introduction                                              

HW 1 – Due: September 17

Sept. 10

Performance Analysis

HW 2 – Due: September 24

Ch. 2 – Impact of Technology

Sept. 17

Ch. 3 - Processor Microarchitecture

Sept. 24

Processor and Pipelining

Ch. 3 - Processor Microarchitecture (cont.)

Oct. 1

Ch. 3 - Processor Microarchitecture (cont.)

HW 3 – Due:

Oct. 8

Ch. 3 - Processor Microarchitecture (cont.)

Oct. 15

Ch. 4 - Memory Hierarchies

Memory Hierarchy Basics and Design

HW 4 – Due:

Oct. 22

Exam 1 (tentative)

Sample Exam

Oct. 29

Ch. 4 - Memory Hierarchies (cont.)

HW 5 – Due: November 5

Ch. 5 - Multiprocessor Systems

Nov. 5

Ch. 5 - Multiprocessor Systems (cont.)

HW 6 – Due:

Nov. 12

Ch. 6 - Interconnection Networks

Nov. 19

Ch. 7 - Coherence, Synchronization, and Memory Consistency

Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Holiday (November 25-27)

Dec. 3

Ch. 8 - Chip Multiprocessors

Exam 2 - December 5 (tentative)

Grades - (Updated: October 15)

   Section 1

LINKS

- Top500

- SPEC Benchmarks

 

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