CS311 Computer Architecture
Spring 2015

TEXT: 

Computer Organization and Design, Patterson and Hennessy, 4th edition

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this course is to give you a basic understanding of the components of computer hardware and how they interact. Design decisions for any component of a computer are based on a variety of issues: circuitry constraints, efficiency, effects on other components. We will examine all of these issues as we follow the construction of a simple computer which implements the MIPS assembly languaguage.

GOALS:

OUTCOMES:

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Homework 1. Due Jan. 23
  2. Homework 2. Due Feb. 4
  3. Homework 3. Due Feb. 11
  4. Homework 4. Due Mar. 6

LABS:

PROJECTS:

  1. Project 1. Due Feb. 18

EXAM REVIEWS:

  1. Exam 1 Review

HANDOUTS: