Advanced Computer Architecture, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-61203 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 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

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24,167

Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167

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.

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