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Swayam Central

Computer Architecture

By Prof. Smruti Ranjan Sarangi   |   IIT Delhi
This is an introductory computer architecture course for beginners. We will start out with a discussion on binary representations, and a discussion on number systems (1's complement and 2's complement). Then, the course will move on to discuss assembly languages, and computer arithmetic. Once, we are done with the fundamentals, we shall look at the design of a simple processor, concepts of pipelining, and the design of a modern memory system.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : 2nd year UG students 
PREREQUISITES : C programming
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Intel, AMD, IBM, Oracle, NVidia, Fujitsu

Learners enrolled: 8610

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 26 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1 : Introduction to Computing
    Week 2 : Number Systems
    Week 3 : Floating Point Numbers
    Week 4 : Assembly Language – I
    Week 5 : Assembly Language – II
    Week 6 : Algorithms for Binary Addition
    Week 7 : Algorithms for Multiplication and Division
    Week 8 : Processor Design
    Week 9 : Pipelining – I
    Week10 : Pipelining – II
    Week 11 : Memory Systems – Caches
    Week 12 : Virtual Memory

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Computer Organisation and Architecture, Smruti R. Sarangi, McGrawHill (2015)

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Smruti Ranjan Sarangi

    IIT Delhi
    Dr. Smruti R. Sarangi is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at IIT Delhi. He has a Ph.D in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, and a B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur. Prior to his appointment as a faculty member in IIT Delhi in 2011, he spent 5 years working for IBM Research Labs, and Synopsys Research. He has published 60 papers in prestigious international conferences and journals, and holds 5 US patents. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM. 

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 26th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments
     given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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