Theory Reference Material
This course is primarily about the details of computer
architecture, and for that we need to get down to the level of
gates and signals. Most of the higher-level ideas were covered
in EE380... but not all. That's where the textbook comes in.
Here are links for some of concepts that weren't covered in
EE380, and you will not be building in EE480, but you should
Better Pipeline Management (PDF)
These are the slides Prof. Dietz prepared and presented
in class as an introduction and overview of Theory.
This is basically the Chapter 3 material from the text,
so there are many other slides explaining this online;
one with some nice examples is this set of PDFs:
part 1 and
Tomasulo Algorithm Simulator
interactively shows how Tomasulo scheduling works.
Advanced Computer Architecture.