Computer Organization Course Schedule

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Week Reading Lecture Topic(s) Special Events
1 COD 1, 2 Overview
Evolution of Computer Organization
Information representation - character and integer
Instruction Set Architectures
Assembly Language Programming using MIPS - Data Movement
 
2 COD 2, App. B Assembly Language Programming using MIPS - Data Movement
Assembly Language Programming using MIPS - Control Flow
Last day to drop/add: Sun. start wk 2
3 COD 2, App. B;
Notes
Assembly Language Programming using MIPS - Control Flow
Information representation - floating point
 
4 COD App. B Program Translation - Assemblers and Linkers   EXAM 1
5 COD 2.4, App. C; Notes Introduction to Digital Design
Boolean Algebra
 
6 COD 3, App. C Digital Design
Computer Arithmetic
Report Final Exam Conflicts
7 COD App. C Digital Design   EXAM 2
8 COD 4, 6.5, App. C The ALU
CPU Design
 
Last day to withdraw: Fri.
9 COD 4; Notes CPU Design  
10 COD 4, 5, 6.6, App. B.7 - B.8 CPU Design
Pipelining
Input/Output, Polling and Interrupts
Memory
 
11 Final exam

Key to Reading

tbd Still under development
Notes Topic-specific materials not covered in the textbook
COD Computer Organization & Design, Fourth edition, by David Patterson and John Hennessy

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Last updated 2009/09/05 wrc