INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:15
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Rami Melhem (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00PM to 3:50PM
Raoufi Mehrnoosh (email@example.com)
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Wednesdays from 1:30PM to 3:00PM and Fridays from 10:30AM to 12:00PM.
Computer architecture and hardware system organization are examined.
Topics include: CPU organization and control,
instruction set implementation, cache and memory organizations,
parallel architectures and GPUs.
Computer Organization and Design - The Hardware/Software Interface
By David Patterson and John Hennessy
Fifth Edition - Morgan & Kaufmann.
Requirements and grading:
Three exams (25% each)
Homeworks, projects and quizes (25%)
Policy on cheating and late homeworks
Cheating on exam or projects will results in a grade of "0" for the first
time (for all involved students) and an "F" in the course for the second time.
Late projects will not be accepted and
Exams will not be rescheduled except under extraordinary circumstances.
Note for students with special needs
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an
accomodation, you are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resources
and Services, 216 William Pitt Union (412-648-7890), as soon as possible in
the term. They will verify your disability and determine reasonable
accomodations for this course.
- We will spend 2 lectures reviewing parts of Chapters 1 and 2 and Sections 4.1-4.4 from the textbook. Then, we will cover
the rest of Chapter 4, Chapters 5, Chapter 6 and Appendix C-2.
interactive engagement format
will be used for Chapter 5.