CPSC 350: Computer Architecture & Design
This course gives an introduction to the basic hard- and software components of a computer. It features an introduction to the MIPS assembly language. It covers the design of the basic components of a computer, including datapath, memory, control unit and arithmetic-logic unit.
a. Complete Participation activities of Sections 4.7 by 5 pm on 3.21.2016.
b. Bonus quiz on 3.23.2016 from Chapter 4.
Lab and Project
Check TA’s website: http://students.cse.tamu.edu/pritam2309/csce350/labmain.html
· Welcome to Spring Semester 2016!
· No labs in the first week.
· Bonus Quizzes will be in class.
· Midterm Test: March 2, 2016. Scope: Chapters 2, 3, 4.1 to 4.4. Practice of problems that were discussed in the class will help. There are many short questions on MIPS code. Pritam (TA) will conduct the test in the class at 5:45 pm. Close book and close note test.
· Reading assignment on participating activities of Chapter 4: Sections 1 and 2.
· Complete practice problem 2.46, 3.29 and turn in the class on Wednesday in the beginning of the class.
· Complete Participation activities of sections 4.3 and 4.4 by 5 pm on 2/29/2016.
· Complete Participation activities of Sections 4.7 by 5 pm on 3.21.2016.
· Bonus quiz on 3.23.2016 from Chapter 4.
Additional Slides: Processor Design
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Course Web Page: http://courses.cs.tamu.edu/rabi/csce350/index.html
Office Hours: MW 4:00- 5:00 pm or by appointment
Office Hour: TBA
Peer Teacher: TBA
Lecture: TR 5:45-7:00 pm HRBB 113
Labs: Section 502: W 7:20 – 9:00 PM RDMC 111C
Section 503: F 12:40 – 2:20 PM RDMC 111 C
Labs Details: Refer lab page.
D. Patterson, J. Hennessy: Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware-Software Interface (Fifth edition), Morgan Kaufman Publishers.
However, we will use the interactive version of this text by Frank Vahid et. al. through zyBooks.com (Follow three steps below).
1. Sign up at zyBooks.com
2. Enter zyBook code TAMCSCE350Spring2016
3. Click Subscribe Note: There is no need to purchase the hardcopy of the main text unless you want that as your long term back up. The zyBook materials will suffice the class requirements.