|Initial Project meeting (last date)||Thur March 31st|
|ISA document||Thur April 14th|
|Hardware & CU document||Tue May 3rd|
|Initial Project Demo||Thur May 5th|
|Final Project||Tue May 17th|
|Exam||Date/Time||Location||Study Guide||Review Session||Notes|
|Exam 1||Week 5: April 7th||In Class||Topics List||see Note 1 below|
|Exam 2||Week 10: May 12th||In Class||Topics List||see Note 1 below|
|1||You are allowed to bring a non-programmable calculator and a single 8.5x11 sheet of paper with hand written notes to the exam.|
Digital Design review notes
Computer Organization review notes
|Review of Computer Organization (4003-345)||Things you should know from the pre-reqs|
| Comp. Arch.
Notes on the Arch library
|Comp. Arch. cost and performance||1|
|Control Unit Design||Notes|
|Instruction Set Architecture||Appendix B|
Dynamic Branch Prediction
|Appendix A, 2, 3|
| Memory Hierarchy
Improving Cache Performance
|Appendix C, 5|
|I/O Systems - from notes by Dr. Guihai Chen||Class Notes|
Home page for
Contains links to PDF versions of the appendices, and other bits and pieces of useful information.
WWW Computer Architecture Page at the University of Wisconsin
Lots of links to tools, simulators, people, conferences, etc.
David Patterson's home page at Berkeley
Co-author of our textbook; links to his courses, and other references.
Computer Organization and Design 4th edition by Patterson and Hennessy. Morgan Kaufmann 2009
Specificly look for information in:
Note this book is used by the Computer Organization class (4003-345 & 4003-710) so should be available in the bookstore.