Computer Organization and architecture
The Final Project is a culmination of what you have learned in the course. You learned how computer components are put together as a system to achieve a specific result. For this assignment, you will refine your concept map, and in a paper, you will revise the related discussions you created throughout the course.
Prior to beginning work on this final project, please review the required readings in Weeks 1 to 5. You must also use a minimum of three Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) in addition to your text, formatted in APA as outlined by the Writing Center.
Using the presentation concept map you created in Weeks 1 to 4 in the course, add the final component you worked on in Week 5. Based on the feedback you received on your concept map in the previous weeks, refine your concept map where you identify the basic components of modern computers; describe different categories of instructions, operations, operands, and number representations for a machine instruction set; interpret machine-level arithmetic operations; describe the various memory technologies and the levels of the memory hierarchy; and explain the principles and aspects related to instruction execution.
Utilizing the content of your refined concept map, revise your interactive assignment initial posts from Weeks 1 through 5 in a Word document as follows:
Review the feedback from your Week 1 interactive assignment, Computer Technology and Instructions. Revise your post based on the feedback from your instructor and peers, adding any refined elements concerning the five classical computer components, performance, and the measure of computer performance. Using credible sources, research and provide an example of a computer system’s instruction set and/or operands.
Review the feedback from your Week 2 interactive assignment, Arithmetic for Computers, in which you interpreted machine-level addition and subtraction operations of the arithmetic and logic unit (ALU) of the computer, multiplication and division operations, and example algorithms to perform these operations. Revise your post based on the feedback from your instructor and/or peers. You also summarized the arithmetic operations using floating-point representation. Revise your summary based on peer and/or instructor feedback
Review the feedback from your Week 3 interactive assignment, The Processor, in which you provided an example of a pipelining approach, examined the basic implementation of a processor, and explained the functionality and interaction of datapaths. Revise your post based on the feedback from your instructor and peers, adding any elements that may enhance your initial post.
Review the work you completed and comments you received in the Week 4 interactive assignment, Exploiting Memory Hierarchy, in which you defined the basics of caches and measuring and improving cache performance and summarized the concepts of dependable memory hierarchy, virtual machines, and virtual memory. Revise your post based on the feedback from your instructor and peers, adding any elements that may enhance your initial post.
Summarize your initial post from the Week 5 interactive assignment where you discussed the goals and principles of computer architecture parallelism; explained the challenges of creating parallel processing programs; and reviewed the concepts of SISD, MIMD, SIMD, and SPMD and Vector processing.
Explain the fundamental concepts that influence computer organization and architecture. Predict how organizations will use these concepts about future computer organization and design.
Submit your completed paper and presentation concept map to Waypoint for grading. (If you choose to utilize a web-based presentation software, insert the URL to your presentation in your Word document.)
The Computer Organization and Architecture Project
Must be two to three double-spaced pages (600 to 900 words in length), not including title and references pages, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Must use at least five screenshot images to zoom in on sections of the concept map and illustrate your statements.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed, and/or credible sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.