Welcome to Computer Architecture. Computer Architecture is the discipline
which governs the overall design of computers and computer systems. Computer architecture
considers the basic functionality of a computer: the clock speed, the number of processing
units and their relationship, the fundamental operations performed by the central
processing unit, and similar issues. Although Computer Architects are not necessarily
responsible for the electrical design of their computers, they need to understand how
laws of physics limit processor and system design. In this course you get virtual dirt
under your finger nails by mucking around inside a simple computer.