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Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

Computer Systems

Start of Lecture

The lecture starts on Nov 04th, 2020. The first exercise will commence on Nov 12th, 2020. The respective slot will be used for lecture purposes in the first week of the term


Lecture Room
Wed., 08:30 - 10:00 h (Pavillon 2a - 016 / Mittelzone) Digital
Thu., 09:15 - 10:00 h (CT Zentralbereich - HS ZE 01) Digital
Übung Ort
Thu., 08:15 - 09:00 h (CT Zentralbereich - HS ZE 01) Digital

Lecture: JProf. Dr. Fang-Jing Wu will give the lecture starting from the winter semester of 2020/2021. 


Dr. Mojtaba. Masoudinejad  (from 12 Nov 2020 to 11 Feb 2021)


Please register for the lecture via the LSF system and the Moodle system. 

Tools for online teaching: CISCO Webex and Zoom

The CISCO Webex and Zoom links announced in the Moodle system are valid during the lecture/tutorial time. 

Goals of the Lecture

By attending this course, students learn architecture and the components of modern computer systems. This knowledge is directly required for advanced courses on distributed systems and communication systems. As computers are vital components of most robots and complex process automation systems, a basic understanding of computer systems is necessary for most practical work in this area, like project groups and lab courses.



Processor performance, instruction set, CPU pipelining,  basic compiler techniques for instruction-level parallelism,  CPU multiple issue architectures (e.g., superscalar and VLIW), multi-core architectures, and multithreading. 

Storage Technology

SRAM, DRAM, ROM, magnetic recording, optical recording

Memory Hierarchy

Caches, virtual memory, multi-core shared-memory architectures

Operating Systems

Process management, memory management,  CPU scheduling, deadlocks, 


Slides of all lectures will be supplied online.


The final exam will be written in 3 hours. 2 out of 4 special assignments are required to be completed successfully to get admitted to the final examination.

Requirements (Prerequisites)