Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
15 December 2022 – 23 January 2023
Entry requirements: 120 credits including 90 credits in computer science and mathematics with Computer Architecture or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
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About the course
The following topics are covered in the course: Memory systems - technologies, caches, virtual memory systems, different forms of optimisation in hardware and software. Processors - pipelining, speculation, super scalability, and support for parallel threads. Multi-processors - alternative programming strategies, coherent shared memory, synchronisation primitives, memory orders, SMP, NUMA, and COMA. Future - Technology trends, advanced speculation, chip multiprocessors, simultaneous multithreading, clusters, and emulation of shared memory.