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
  5. Homework 5. Due Mar. 20
  6. Homework 6. Due Apr. 15
  7. Homework 7. Due Apr. 20
  8. Homework 8. Due May 1

LABS:

  1. Branch Predict Lab. (solution)

PROJECTS:

  1. Project 1. Due Feb. 18
  2. Project 2. Due May 1. Modified CPU diagram here

EXAM REVIEWS:

  1. Exam 1 Review
  2. Exam 2 Review
  3. Final Review

HANDOUTS: