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Computer Architecture

Course
DIT051
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-18650
Tuition
Full education cost: 18 250 SEK
First payment: 18 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

Computers have made new applications possible but they often also require higher computational performance. Fortunately, performance has doubled every eighteen months over the last decades because of technology shrinkage (higher clock frequency) and through advances in computer architecture.

Because of the enormous heat at the high frequencies that microprocessors are operating at today, further increases in frequency is difficult. Therefore, the main approach to increase computational performance is through new forms of parallelism. Industry has responded to this technology trend by integrating multiple processors on a chip - multi-core processors.

This course focuses on principles for the design of parallel computers -
architectures as well as programming models - which is the mainstream
computing technology for the next ten years.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Successfully completed two year of studies within the subject Computer Science or equivalent. The course DIT122 Datorsystemteknik or equivalent is required.  Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 285 credits