Design of Computer Systems
|Language of Instruction:||Czech|
|Guarantor:||Sekanina Lukáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)|
|Deputy guarantor:||Bidlo Michal, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)|
|Lecturer:||Bidlo Michal, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)|
Sekanina Lukáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
Vašíček Zdeněk, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
|Instructor:||Bidlo Michal, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)|
Vašíček Zdeněk, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Information Technology BUT|
|Department:||Department of Computer Systems FIT BUT|
| || ||To give the students knowledge of organization and functioning of a (single core) processor, in particular, the principles of the operation, memory and control units, the algorithms with fixed and floating point number systems, the subsystem communication level, and integration of the processor to a parallel system.|
| || ||Principles of a processor. Von Neumann computer. Data types, formats and coding. Instructions, formats, coding and addressing, instruction set architecture. VHDL models of algorithms and subsystems. Pipelining. Arithmetic and logic operations. Sequencer: basic function, hard-wired and microprogram implementation. Memories: types, organization, control. Memory hierarchy, cache memory. Peripheral units, buses and bus control. Performance evaluation. Reliability of computer systems. Introduction to parallel architectures.|
|Subject specific learning outcomes and competencies:|
| || ||Students are able to describe functionality of the operation, memory and control units and their communication in a computer. They are familiar with VHDL.|
|Generic learning outcomes and competencies:|
| || ||Understanding of development trends and possibilities of computer technology.||Why is the course taught:|
| || ||This course
is essential to all engineers working in the areas of computer engineering and
computer science as it explains how computers work and how they are built at
the hardware level. Understanding the principles of, for example, arithmetic operations
conducted in fixed point and floating point number representations, instruction
execution in pipelines or memory hierarchy will allow the practitioners to develop
better hardware and software. Writing high-quality code is impossible without
understanding the computer organization principles.|
|Syllabus of lectures:|
- Introduction, processor and its function.
- Data representation.
- Instruction sets, register structures.
- Modelling in VHDL.
- Pipeline processing.
- Algorithms of fixed point operations.
- Algorithms of floating point operations, iterative algorithms.
- Memories, cache memory.
- Buses, peripheral interfacing and control.
- Computer performance and performance evaluation.
- Reliability of computer systems.
- Introduction to parallel architectures.
|Syllabus of numerical exercises:|
- VHDL - introduction
- VHDL - synthesizable code
- Introduction to FITkit
- Processor in VHDL
- Huffman code, Hamming code
- Modular arithmetic, adders
- Iterative algorithms
- Performance evaluation, reliability
- Parallel architectures
|Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:|
- Two projects will be assigned during the semester.
- Hamacher, C., Vranesic, Z., Zaky, S., N. Manjikian: Computer Organization and Embedded Systems, 6th edition, McGraw Hill Education, 2011, ISBN-13: 978-0073380650
- Drábek, V: Computer organization. Lecture notes of Brno University of Technology, PC-DIR publ., Brno, 1995
- Pinker, J., Poupa, M.: Číslicové systémy a jazyk VHDL, BEN - technická literatura, Praha, 2006
- Hennessy, J. L., Patterson, D. A.: Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 2nd edition, Morgan Kaufmann Publ., 1996, and new editions, e.g. the 5th ed. from 2012
- Soubor materiálů prezentovaných na přednáškách dostupný na internetových stránkách kurzu.
| || ||Within this course, attendance on the lectures and demonstrations is not monitored. The knowledge of students is examined by the projects, the mid-term exam and by the final exam. The minimal number of points which can be obtained from the final exam is 20. Otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student. In
the case of a reported barrier preventing the student to perform scheduled
activity, the guarantor can allow the student to perform this activity on an
| || ||Written final exam, mid-term exam and submitting projects in due dates.|
| || ||For receiving the credit and thus for entering the exam, students have to get at least 20 points during the semester.|
Plagiarism and not allowed cooperation will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action can be initiated.