DM544 / DM548
This course covers both, the lecture DM544 and DM548. The first part of the course, the computer architecture part, is common to both courses. The 5 ECTS DM544 course ends around mid-term and will be completed with an oral exam. In this time the course introduces the student to the architecture of general purpose computers, from the logic level over the microprogramming level to the conventional ISA level; also major components in the storage hierarchy, bus architectures and the organization of pipelined CPU's are presented.
After this phase, the students of the 10 ECTS course DM548 continue with an introduction to the main aspects of system programming, including an introduction to C. This course will be completed by a written exam at the end of the semester.
If not stated otherwise, all information given here is relevant for both courses!