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The main topics are: number representation, 20th-century processor microarchitecture, cache
architectures, etc. That is the usual stuff. This is
an elementary course, so I can't talk about on-chip
interconnection networks or other interesting stuff.
I will emphasize the slowing of Moore's Law, and
what this means for the future of computing. We
will also learn that data transfer is ruinously expensive, but that computation is free.

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