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Module 5 - Processes and the Memory Hierarchy


Audio/Video Recording

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Module Content


Module Overview

In this module we learn about how multiple processes can run on a single CPU. We also learn about the memory hierarchy. We then learn about the fork system command to duplicate processes..

Module Outline

  • Lecture outline
    • CPU - Fetch Decode Execute
    • Pipelining
    • Memory Hierachy
    • Locality
    • Caching
    • Processes
    • Heaps
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