Attendance of classes and exams: attendance is required by all students. Excuse for official authorized excuse for missing classes and exams must be issued by the KFUPM Student Affairs and be presented to the instructor no later than one week following the absence. Part-timers are recommended to have a medical file at the KFUPM clinic so that they can obtain medical excuse from the KFUPM clinic in the case of sickness. The medical excuse from KFUPM clinic is a requirement for obtaining an official authorized excuse from KFUPM Student Affairs to be handed to the instructor within one week time from the absence. Unexcused absences lead to a ``DEN'' grade.
Classification of computer systems, architectural developments,
computer performance. Linear and nonlinear pipeline design, instruction
and arithmetic pipeline, superscalar. Memory hierarchy, cache and virtual
memories, cache coherence, memory system performance.
Parallel architectures, performance measures, SIMD and MIMD architectures.
Pre-requisite: graduate standing.