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COSC 3305   (3-3-0)   Computer Organization and Architecture

Basic structure of digital computer hardware and hardware-software interface. Computer organization, including simple digital logic building blocks, such as logic gates, flip-flops, registers, logic expressions, and computer arithmetic. Fundamentals of computer design, such as main memory organization, memory hierarchy, instruction set architectures, assembly languages, multiprocessing and multicore, and pipelining. Basics of input and output, including interrupts, buses, DMA (Direct Memory Access), and storage technologies. Fall.
Prerequisite: COSC 1408.

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