Advanced Computer Architecture (IN2076)

Prof. Dr. Michael Gerndt


Tuesday 12:30-14:00, HS2 

Friday 12:15-13:45, HS2

First meeting:20.10.17
Type:Lecture, 4V
Moodle course:click here




The goals of this lecture are that students know the architecture of current processors as well as of entire IT systems. They can evaluate and assess different designs. The students understand the interaction of architecture and compiler technology. They know different classes of parallel architectures, understand the interaction between applications and architectures, and have a basic understanding of the main parallel programming interfaces.

There is a final exam only. It will be closed book.


  1. Definitions and Overview Computer Architecture
  2. Basics
  3. Recap
  4. Instruction level parallelism
  5. Thread level parallelism
  6. Process level parallelism
  7. System architecture
  8. Energy efficiency
  9. Fundamentals of parallel programming

Student Presentations

Student Presentations Volunteers can prepare a 10 to 15 minutes presentation about one of the following topics.

You will receive a bonus of 0.3.

Moodle Quizzes

Quizzes will be offered during the lecture. Participation in the quizzes is only for students attending the lecture. Success in the quizzes will be honored by a bonus of 0.3.