Advanced Computer Architecture (IN2076)

Prof. Dr. Michael Gerndt


Pre-recorded lectures will be provided via Moodle.

Friday 13.00-13:45 Q&A session via Zoom

First meeting: First lecture will be provided online on Monday, November 2nd. The first Q&A will be on Friday, November 6th.
Language: English
Type: Lecture, 4V
Moodle course:

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Registration: TUM-Online
Lecture type: Online (Pre-recorded lectures and an online Q&A session)


The goals of this lecture are that students know the architecture of current processors as well as of entire IT systems. They can evaluate and assess different designs. The students understand the interaction of architecture and compiler technology. They know different classes of parallel architectures, understand the interaction between applications and architectures, and have a basic understanding of the main parallel programming interfaces.

There is a final exam only. It will be closed book.


  1. Definitions and Overview Computer Architecture
  2. Basics
  3. Recap
  4. Instruction level parallelism
  5. Thread level parallelism
  6. Process level parallelism
  7. System architecture
  8. Energy efficiency
  9. Fundamentals of parallel programming

Student Presentations

Student Presentations: Volunteers can prepare a 10 to 15 minutes presentation about a topic related to computer architecture. The presentations will be given in the Q&A sessions.

You will receive a bonus of 0.3.

Moodle Quizzes

Quizzes will be offered during the Q&A session. Participation in the quizzes is only for students attending the lecture. Success in the quizzes will be honored by a bonus of 0.3.